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


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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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