Cowper's glands
Cowper's glands Cow"per's glands` (kou"p?rz gl?ndz`). [After the discoverer, William Cowper, an English surgeon.] (Anat.) Two small glands discharging into the male urethra. [1913 Webster]

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  • Cowper's glands — /kowˈpərz glandz or koo / plural noun A pair of glands near the prostate in mammals which under sexual stimulation secrete mucus which forms part of the seminal fluid (also called bulbourethral glands) ORIGIN: William Cowper (1666–1709), English… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cowper's glands — bulbourethral glands a pair of small glands that open into the urethra at the base of the penis. Their secretion contributes to the seminal fluid, but less than that of the prostate gland or seminal vesicles [Cowper (1660–1709), English surgeon] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Cowper's glands — a pair of small glands that open into the urethra at the base of the penis. Their secretion contributes to the seminal fluid, but less than that of the prostate gland or seminal vesicles. W. Cowper (1660 1709), English surgeon …   Medical dictionary

  • Cowper's glands — /kaʊpəz ˈglændz/ (say kowpuhz glandz), /ku / (say kooh ) plural noun a pair of accessory prostate or urethral glands in male mammals, which during sexual excitement pour a mucous secretion into the urethra. {named after William Cowper, 1666–1709 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Железы Куперовы (Cowper'S Glands), Железы Бульбоуретральные (Bulbourethral Glands) — небольшие парные железы, расположенные между пучками мышц мочеполовой диафрагмы тотчас кверху от луковицы полового члена, которые открываются в уретру. Их секрет нейтрализует остатки мочи в мочеиспускательном канале и входит в состав семенной… …   Медицинские термины

  • Cowper's gland — Cow·per s gland .kau̇ pərz , .kü pərz , .ku̇p ərz n either of two small glands of which one lies on each side of the male urethra below the prostate gland and discharges a secretion into the semen called also bulbourethral gland, gland of Cowper… …   Medical dictionary

  • Cowper's gland — [ko͞o′pərz, kou′pərz] n. [after William Cowper (1666 1709), Eng anatomist] either of two small glands with ducts opening into the male urethra: during sexual excitement they secrete a mucous substance: see BARTHOLIN S GLAND …   English World dictionary

  • Cowper's gland — noun Etymology: William Cowper died 1709 English surgeon Date: 1738 either of two small glands lying on either side of the male urethra below the prostate gland and discharging a secretion into the semen called also bulbourethral gland compare… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cowper's gland — Cow′per s gland [[t]ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku [/t]] n. anat. zool. either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra during sexual excitement • Etymology: 1730–40; after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who… …   From formal English to slang

  • Cowper's gland — /kow peuhrz, kooh /, Anat., Zool. either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra. Also called bulbourethral gland. [1730 40; named after William Cowper (1666 1709), English anatomist, who discovered them] * * * …   Universalium

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