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ˈfɔrˌskɪn, ˈfoʊr-fore·skin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prepuce, foreskin(noun)

    a fold of skin covering the tip of the clitoris

  2. prepuce, foreskin(noun)

    a fold of skin covering the tip of the penis

Wiktionary

  1. foreskin(Noun)

    The retractable fold of skin encompassing the most nerve-dense tissue in the human male, which naturally covers and protects the head of the penis.

    Etymology: From fore- + skin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foreskin(noun)

    the fold of skin which covers the glans of the penis; the prepuce

Freebase

  1. Foreskin

    In male human anatomy, the foreskin is a double-layered fold of skin and mucous membrane that covers the glans penis and protects the urinary meatus when the penis is not erect. It is also described as the prepuce, a technically broader term that also includes the clitoral hood in women, to which the foreskin is embryonically homologous. The foreskin is fairly strechable, and acts as a natural lubricant. The foreskin is typically retractable over the glans, and depending on its length, which varies between males, it may remain covering the glans whether the penis is flaccid or erect. Research found that 95% of males were able to fully retract their foreskin by adulthood. The World Health Organization states that functions of the foreskin include "keeping the glans moist, protecting the developing penis in utero, or enhancing sexual pleasure due to the presence of nerve receptors." The foreskin may become subject to a number of conditions, treatments for which can include circumcision, whereby some or all of the foreskin is surgically removed. This procedure is most commonly elected for religious reasons. Regular washing under the foreskin was found to reduce the risk of numerous penile disorders.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foreskin

    fōr′skin, n. the skin that covers the glans penis: the prepuce.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Foreskin

    The double-layered skin fold that covers the GLANS PENIS, the head of the penis.

Editors Contribution

  1. foreskin

    A form of skin on a male penis.

    Etymology: The foreskin on the male penis can move easily during sex.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foreskin in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foreskin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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