Definition of Smegma

1. Noun. A white secretion of the sebaceous glands of the foreskin.

Generic synonyms: Sebum



Definition of Smegma

1. n. The matter secreted by any of the sebaceous glands.

Definition of Smegma

1. Noun. A whitish sebaceous secretion that collects between the glans penis and foreskin or in the vulva. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Smegma

1. sebum [n -S] - See also: sebum

Medical Definition of Smegma

1. The matter secreted by any of the sebaceous glands. Specifically: The soapy substance covering the skin of newborn infants. The cheesy, sebaceous matter which collects between the glans penis and the foreskin. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Soap, fr. To wash off. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Smegma

smeeching
smeek
smeeked
smeeking
smeeks
smees
smeeth
smeeths
smeg
smegger
smeggers
smegging
smeggy
smeghead
smegheads
smegma (current term)
smegma clitoridis
smegma preputii
smegmalith
smegmas
smegmatic
smell
smell-brain
smell-feast
smell-feasts
smell-o-meter
smell-o-meters
smell-o-rama
smell-o-ramas
smell a rat

Literary usage of Smegma

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1. Manual of bacteriology by Robert Muir (1899)
"We have found that in smegma it can \x readily ... 'T " ' meet with the smegma *• bacillus in urine, and lead him to apply the ..."

2. A Text-book of bacteriology by Philip Hauson Hiss, Hans Zinsser (1914)
"CHAPTER XXXIV THE smegma BACILLUS AND THE BACILLUS OF LEPROSY BACILLUS ... The smegma bacilli are now known to occur as harmless saprophytes in the ..."

3. The Indian Policy of the United States on the Southwestern Frontier, 1830 by Joseph Abner Hill, Philip Hanson Hiss, Hans Zinsser (1914)
"The smegma bacilli are now known to occur as harmless saprophytes in the preputial secretions ... The smegma bacilli arc very similar to tubercle bacilli, ..."

4. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1914)
"With this possibility in view, the metabolism of three representative types of the acid-fast group of bacteria, the grass bacillus, the smegma ..."

5. Principles of Bacteriology by Arthur Alexander Eisenberg (1918)
"The smegma Bacillus The smegma bacillus is a harmless (saprophytic) organism, which occurs ... The smegma bacillus. Smear preparation of smegma. x 1500. ..."

6. Manual of Clinical Microscopy and Chemistry: Prepared for the Use of by Hermann Lenhartz (1904)
"The Pseudotuberculosis or smegma Bacillus. ... [The smegma bacillus is not stained by this method. ..."

7. Urinary Analysis and Diagnosis by Microscopical and Chemical Examination by Louis Heitzmann (1915)
"smegma may also be found in small amount in the male, from the prepuce, ... smegma consists of closely packed masses of variously sized epidermal scales ..."

8. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"In the copper forges also smegma" is prepared. ... another product of these furnaces, which is easily distinguished from smegma, and which the Greeks call ..."

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