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prepuce Syllabification: pre·puce
Pronunciation: /ˈprēˌpyo͞os/

Definition of prepuce in English:


1 technical term for foreskin.
Example sentences
  • The next day he noticed irritation of his penile prepuce.
  • Circumcision was also recommended as a surgical procedure where the prepuce was excessively long.
  • Jewish boys still have a prepuce that has to be cut.
2The fold of skin surrounding the clitoris.
Example sentences
  • It involves the removal only of the clitoral prepuce.


Pronunciation: /prēˈpyo͞oSHəl/
Example sentences
  • A patient with preputial ulcers was unable to attend a clinic in the acute phase, so he presented his doctors with still and video images he had taken with his mobile phone.
  • In children, it is commonly related to a narrow preputial opening.


Late Middle English: from French prépuce, from Latin praeputium.

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