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smeg·ma

 (smĕg′mə)
n.
A sebaceous secretion, especially the cheesy secretion that collects under the prepuce or around the clitoris.

[Latin smēgma, detergent, from Greek, from smēkhein, to wash off.]

smegma

(ˈsmɛɡmə)
n
(Physiology) physiol a whitish sebaceous secretion that accumulates beneath the prepuce
[C19: via Latin from Greek smēgma detergent, from smekhein to wash]

smeg•ma

(ˈsmɛg mə)

n.
a thick, cheeselike, sebaceous secretion that collects beneath the foreskin or around the clitoris.
[1810–20; < Latin < Greek smêgma unguent, soap]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.smegma - a white secretion of the sebaceous glands of the foreskin
sebum - the oily secretion of the sebaceous glands; with perspiration it moistens and protects the skin
Translations

smeg·ma

n. esmegma, secreción producida por las glándulas sebáceas vista esp. en los órganos genitales exteriores.

smegma

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2,4) It has been postulated that with squamous keratinization of the foreskin, accumulation of preputial smegma, and intermittent penile erections, the foreskin in young boys becomes completely retractable.
Uncircumcision is considered to be a major risk factor for candidal balanoposthitis when associated with poor genital hygiene, buildup of smegma and tight foreskin.
These include, among others, hymenal bumps, synechiae, smegma, sections for findings on the testes, vas deferens and epididymis, and reflex dilation on anal examination.
After preparing the area and draping the patient, the prepuce was first fully retracted to expose the coronal sulcus and to remove the retained smegma.
Human smegma has been shown to produce carcinoma of cervix in experimental mice.
Bacilli of the M smegmatis group, first discovered by Sigmund Lustgarten in the smegma of a man with a penile ulcer, were described in 1885.
Though she notes that her partner's "science is exact and applied," she accuses him of paying attention to minor details and neglecting the truly important events of their lives; he has focused only on "the chemical composition of smog & smegma, what governs / the economics of our dialogue, the molecular structure / of the carbohydrates forming the cellulite gathering in my thighs.
Boys were suspected of being drawn to their genitals by decaying smegma, the natural lubricant and immune-active emollient both genders produce (see AAP 9/12 p.
Le mot designe populairement le smegma qui caraeteriserait le penis non supercise des Occidentaux, et plus largement et de facon injurieuse les Occidentaux eux-memes.