foreskin vs prepuce what difference

what is difference between foreskin and prepuce

English

Etymology

fore- +‎ skin

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːskɪn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹskɪn/
  • (rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈfo(ː)ɹskɪn/
  • (non-rhotic, without the horsehoarse merger) IPA(key): /ˈfoəskɪn/
  • Hyphenation: fore‧skin

Noun

foreskin (plural foreskins)

  1. The nerve-dense, retractable fold of skin which covers and protects the head of the penis in humans and some other animals.
    • 2010, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Circumcision of infant males

Synonyms

  • prepuce
  • See also Thesaurus:foreskin

Translations

Verb

foreskin (third-person singular simple present foreskins, present participle foreskinning, simple past and past participle foreskinned)

  1. To remove the foreskin
  2. To sexually stimulate by manipulating the foreskin.

See also

  • circumcise, circumcision

Further reading

  • foreskin on Wikipedia.Wikipedia


English

Alternative forms

  • præpuce (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English prepuce, prepuse, from Old French prepuce (foreskin), from Latin praepūtium (prepuce, foreskin), a combination of prae- (fore-) + Old Latin pūtos (penis).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈpɹiːpjuːs/

Noun

prepuce (plural prepuces)

  1. (anatomy) The foreskin, or retractable fold of tissue covering the glans penis.
  2. (anatomy) The clitoral hood.

Synonyms

  • foreskin
  • preputium
  • akroposthion
  • (part of the clitoris): clitoral hood
  • See also Thesaurus:foreskin

Derived terms

  • Holy Prepuce (Holy Foreskin)
  • prepuceless
  • preputial
  • preputiotomy

Translations

See also

  • circumcision

Further reading

  • Prepuce on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Foreskin on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Clitoral hood on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

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Middle French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin praeputium.

Noun

prepuce m (plural prepuces)

  1. foreskin

Descendants

  • French: prépuce

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