prepuce

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From Latin praeputium.

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prepuce (plural prepuces)

  1. (anatomy) The foreskin, or retractable fold of tissue covering the tip (glans) of the penis.
    1922, Jehovah, collector of prepuces, is no more. — James Joyce, Ulysses
    1985, But there are a fair number of halfway Jews – you know, those who want God without having to have their prepuces torn off to get him. — Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked
  2. (anatomy) The corresponding part of the clitoris.

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prepuce m (plural prepuces)

  1. foreskin