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 glandcompare Bartholin's gland

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  • 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 — 1738, so called because discovered by anatomist William Cowper (1666 1709); see COOPER (Cf. Cooper) …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 — 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 — noun either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin s gland in the female • Syn: ↑bulbourethral gland • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • Cowper's gland — noun Anatomy either of a pair of small glands at the base of the penis which secrete a constituent of seminal fluid. Origin C18: named after the English anatomist William Cowper …   English new terms dictionary

  • Cowper's gland — noun See bulbourethral gland …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — 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

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