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smegma

[′smeg·mə]
(physiology)
The sebaceous secretion that accumulates around the glans penis and the clitoris.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Third, if the redundant foreskin is so difficult to keep clean and free of smegma that there is recurrent irritation and inflammation, then surgical intervention is needed.
However, most proponents of circumcision see it as a preventative healthcare measure; namely, it does not allow for smegma (a sebaceous secretion that collects under the prepuce) to accumulate under the foreskin (Schoen et al., 2000).
free from the secretion called smegma by which it is covered in after life" (Acton 1903, 1).
Unfortunately, uncircumcized heterosexual men are susceptible to HIV transmission when the prepuce comes into contact with the smegma of an infected female sexual partner.
Should we be utterly blase, he wondered, and write as though everyone in America felched twice a day, discussed vintages of smegma, and personally indulged in water sports?
What about Smegma, the Literary Magazine of Brooklyn?
The discarded cells accumulate as smegma (a whitish, paste-like secretion) that gradually works its way out via the tip of the foreskin.
If you have a foreskin, pull it back gently and wash underneath otherwise a cheesy-looking substance called smegma (natural lubricant that keeps the penis moist) may begin to gather.