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Borrowed from Middle French prepuce (foreskin), from Latin praepūtium (prepuce, foreskin), a combination of prae- ("before") + Old Latin pūtos ("penis").

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prepuce (plural prepuces)

  1. (anatomy) The foreskin, or retractable fold of tissue covering the glans penis.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses:
      Jehovah, collector of prepuces, is no more.
    • 1985, Anthony Burgess, Kingdom of the Wicked:
      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.
  2. (anatomy) The clitoral hood

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin praeputium.

NounEdit

prepuce m (plural prepuces)

  1. foreskin

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