prepuce

noun

pre·​puce ˈprē-ˌpyüs How to pronounce prepuce (audio)
: foreskin
also : a similar fold of skin investing the clitoris
preputial adjective

Word History

Etymology

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin praeputium

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prepuce was in the 15th century

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“Prepuce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prepuce. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

prepuce

noun
pre·​puce ˈprē-ˌpyüs How to pronounce prepuce (audio)

Medical Definition

prepuce

noun
pre·​puce ˈprē-ˌpyüs How to pronounce prepuce (audio)
: foreskin
also : a similar fold investing the clitoris
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