smegma

noun
smeg·​ma | \ ˈsmeg-mə How to pronounce smegma (audio) \

Definition of smegma

: 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

First Known Use of smegma

circa 1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for smegma

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

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The first known use of smegma was circa 1819

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“Smegma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/smegma. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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smegma

noun
smeg·​ma | \ ˈsmeg-mə How to pronounce smegma (audio) \

Medical Definition of smegma

: 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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