smegma
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, detergent, soap, from Greek smēgma, from smēchein to wash off, clean Date: circa 1819 the secretion of a sebaceous gland; specifically the cheesy sebaceous matter that collects between the glans penis and the foreskin or around the clitoris and labia minora

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  • smegmă — SMÉGMĂ s. v. sebum. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  SMÉGMĂ s.f. Secreţie a glandelor prepuţului şi ale clitorisului. [< fr. smegma, cf. gr. smegma – săpun]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  SMÉGMĂ s …   Dicționar Român

  • smegma — ● smegma nom masculin (grec smêgma) Substance blanche et pâteuse qui se trouve dans le sillon balanopréputial chez l homme et sur le clitoris et les petites lèvres chez la femme. smegma [smɛgma] n. m. ÉTYM. 1812; « composition utilisée par les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • smegma — smègma ž <G mn smégma/ ī> DEFINICIJA fiziol. sekret u prepucijskoj vrećici; sastoji se od epitela, sekreta lojnih žlijezda i bakterija ETIMOLOGIJA lat. ← grč. smȇgma: mazivo …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • SMEGMA — apud Plinium l. 22. c. 25. ubi de lupinis, Si vero caelesti aquâ discoquantur, sucus ille smegma fit. et l. 27. c. 12. Osyris ramulos fert nigros, tenues, lentos, et in iis folia nigri, seu lini, semenque in ramulis nigrum initio, dein colore… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • smegma — (n.) 1819, from Latin, from Gk. smegma a detergent, from smekhein to wipe off, wipe clean, cleanse, from PIE root * (s)mei to rub (Cf. Czech smetana cream ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • smegma — [smeg′mə] n. [ModL < L, detergent < Gr smēgma < smēchein, to wipe off: see SMECTIC] a cheeselike, foul smelling, sebaceous secretion that may accumulate under the foreskin or around the clitoris …   English World dictionary

  • Smegma — Smeg ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ???? soap, fr. ????? to wash off.] (Physiol.) The matter secreted by any of the sebaceous glands. Specifically: (a) The soapy substance covering the skin of newborn infants. (b) The cheesy, sebaceous matter which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Smegma — (gr.), 1) Schmiere, daher S. articulāre, Gelenkschmiere; auch schleimigölige Feuchtigkeit um den Hals der Eichel des männlichen Glieds, s.u. Genitalien A) b) dd); S. cutis, Hautschmiere; 2) so v.w. Salbe, Liniment, s.d.; dergleichen machte man im …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Smegma — (griech. lat.), Schmiere, insbes. Kindsschleim (s. Kind, S. 3); S. cutaneum, Hautschmiere; S. praeputii, Vorhauttalg (s. Rute) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Smegma — This article is about smegma, usually found in the foreskin, a secretion of mammalian genitals. See Vernix caseosa for the substance that covers the skin of a baby at birth. See Smegma (band) for the experimental noise band. Smegma (Greek smēgma …   Wikipedia

  • Smegma — Le smegma est, de manière générale, la sécrétion d une glande sébacée. Ce terme sert en particulier à désigner la substance blanchâtre et caséeuse, composée de débris de cellules épithéliales mortes et de sécrétions sébacées lubrifiantes, qui s… …   Wikipédia en Français

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