prepuce


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

prepuce

 [pre´pūs]
foreskin. adj., adj prepu´tial.
prepuce of clitoris a fold capping the clitoris formed by union of the labia minora and the clitoris.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pre·puce

(prē'pūs), [TA]
A free fold of skin that covers the glans penis or clitoris.
Synonym(s): preputium [TA], foreskin
[L. praeputium, foreskin]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

prepuce

(prē′pyo͞os′)
n.
1. See foreskin.
2. A loose fold of skin covering the glans clitoridis.

pre·pu′tial (-pyo͞o′shəl) adj.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
The fleshy mucocutaneous tissue that covers an uncircumcised penis
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

pre·puce

(prē'pyūs) [TA]
The free fold of skin that covers the glans penis more or less completely.
Synonym(s): preputium [TA] , foreskin.
[L. praeputium, foreskin]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

prepuce

See FORESKIN.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

prepuce

the foreskin or fold of glandular and vascular tissue surrounding the tip of the mammalian penis. It folds back during copulation.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Prepuce

A fold like the foreskin that covers the clitoris; another name for foreskin.
Mentioned in: Circumcision
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
A stallion whose prepuce or penis has be traumatized, should be isolated from mares until the wound has healed.
The presenting complaints of these patients with candidal balanoposthitis were preputial fissuring, itching, pain, burning sensation, burning micturition, painful coitus, inability in retracting the prepuce, phimosis, depigmentation and subpreputial discharge.
described en bloc resection of penis and prepuce and superficial inguinal lymph nodes with penile retroversion in 4 horses affected by SCC with 100% survival rate in 1year follow-up without recurrences [4].
The procedure started with the arc incision at the ventral prepuce [Figure 1]b followed by the progressive eversion of the inner prepuce.
re-circumcised 47 patients whose prepuce was not excised properly and observed that IELTs increased significantly after re-circum-cision.
For the child with persistent phimosis, alternative options include dorsal slit and prepuce plasty procedures.
According to the owner, the dog had copulated with a female sheepdog eight days previously and soon after that the inability of the animal to retract the erect penis into the prepuce was noted.
(8) It may be limited to the meatus or extend to the distal penile shaft and prepuce and may occur in the absence of other inflammatory signs.
Paraphimosis is characterized by inability of the animal to retract his penis into prepuce. Paraphimosis most commonly occurs in stallions as a result of breeding trauma, but geldings can also be affected.
Type I: Excision of the prepuce with or without excision of part or the entire clitoris.
Does the healthy prepuce have a protective effect of any kind?
Circumcision entails an incision over the circumference of the tip of the penis and the removal of the penile foreskin (prepuce), which exposes the gland underneath (Boyd, 1998; Boyle et al., 2002).