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Webster 1913 Edition


Foreskin

Fore′skin

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Noun.
(Anat.)
The fold of skin which covers the glans of the penis; the prepuce.

Webster 1828 Edition


Foreskin

FO'RESKIN

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Noun.
The skin that covers the glans penis; the prepuce.

Definition 2022


foreskin

foreskin

English

Noun

foreskin (plural foreskins)

  1. The retractable fold of skin encompassing the most nerve-dense tissue in the human male, which naturally covers and protects the head of the ****.
    • And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath broken my covenant.  Genesis 17:14, the Christian Bible.
      In primates, the foreskin is present in the genitalia of both sexes and likely has been present for millions of years of evolution. [1]
      "The foreskin has two main functions. Firstly it exists to protect the glans ****. Secondly the foreskin is a primary sensory part of the ****, containing some of the most sensitive areas of the ****." - The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
    The female clitoral hood is homologous with the foreskin.

Synonyms

  • prepuce
  • See also Wikisaurus:foreskin

Translations

Verb

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

  1. to remove the foreskin

See also

References

  1. 1990, Robert D. Martin, Primate Origins and Evolution: A Phylogenetic Reconstruction, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0-691-08565-4: