foreskin


foreskin

foreskin [fawr-skin, fohr-] Word Origin noun

  1. the prepuce of the penis.

Origin of foreskin 1525–35; fore- + skin; probably on the model of German Vorhaut (Luther); cf. prepuce British Dictionary definitions for foreskin foreskin noun

  1. anatomy the nontechnical name for prepuce (def. 1) Related adjective: preputial

Word Origin and History for foreskin n.

1530s, from fore- + skin (n.). A loan-translation of Latin prepuce.

foreskin in Medicine foreskin [fôr′skĭn′] n.

  1. The loose fold of skin that covers the glans of the penis.prepuce

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