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prepuce

1. the retractable fold of skin covering the tip of the penis
2. a similar fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

prepuce

[′prēp·əs]
(anatomy)
The foreskin of the penis, a fold of skin covering the glans penis.
A similar fold over the glans clitoridis.
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His only wound involved the distal penis, which when cleansed revealed an excessive removal of foreskin, exposing approximately 1.
Pseudohyperplastic squamous cell carcinoma of the penis associated with lichen sclerosus--an extremely well-differentiated nonverruciform neoplasm that preferentially affects the foreskin and is frequently misdiagnosed: a report of 10 cases of a distinctive clinicopathologic entity.
facilitating the removal of an excessive amount of foreskin and in some cases, a portion of the glans penis.
In boys, it is a major cause of tightening of the foreskin, which requires circumcision.
Routine medical male circumcision, the surgical removal of a healthy male infant's foreskin, is "the most common surgical operation carried out in the United States" (Cendron, Elder, & Duckett, 1996, p.
Rabbinical exegesis may tell us that the foreskin is a solemn offering whereby the people of Israel seal the covenant between Yahweh and themselves.
True to the documentary-art format, these photographs seethe with an underlying psychological tension: at an army base, an Anglo soldier stands looking at his young son, who is dressed in military camouflage gear and scowling at the camera; a rabbi cuts the foreskin from a tiny baby's penis as two men, presumably the father and another male relative, look on and laugh ecstatically at this initiation ritual; a handsome African-American teenager in black-tie escorts his date in sparkling-white taffeta to a formal dance and, arms crossed defensively, looks coolly into the camera.
The other three are the BJ-5ta (ATCC(R) CRL-4001(TM)), human foreskin fibroblasts; hTERT-HME1 (ATCC(R) CRL-4010(TM)), human mammary epithelial cells; and hTERT-RPE-1 (ATCC(R) CRL-4000(TM)), human retinal pigmented epithelial cells.
The three belong to 20 boys whose foreskin were cut on Dec 23 near Borroloola, located 700 kilometres east of Darwin.
The breakthrough was made by a team of researchers from Columbia University in New York and Durham University in Britain when they used 3D culture conditions rather than 2D cultures to restore the hair-inducing properties of human dermal papilla cells when inserted into human foreskin.
10) The age and extent of foreskin removal in TC, and the acceptability of replacing the procedure with MC, is poorly understood.
Participants returned a week later, and the necrotic foreskin and device were removed.