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smegma

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noun smeg·ma \ˈsmeg-mə\

Definition of smegma

  1. :  the secretion of a sebaceous gland; specifically :  the cheesy sebaceous matter that collects between the glans penis and the foreskin or around the clitoris and labia minora



Origin and Etymology of smegma

New Latin, from Latin, detergent, soap, from Greek smēgma, from smēchein to wash off, clean


First Known Use: circa 1819


Medical Dictionary

smegma

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noun smeg·ma \ˈsmeg-mə\

Medical Definition of smegma

  1. :  the secretion of a sebaceous gland; specifically :  the cheesy sebaceous matter that collects between the glans penis and the foreskin or around the clitoris and labia minora




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of smegma Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about smegma


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