prostate gland
noun Date: circa 1764 a firm partly muscular partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the mammalian male urethra and secretes an alkaline viscid fluid which is a major constituent of the ejaculatory fluid

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  • prostate gland — prostate UK [ˈprɒˌsteɪt] / US [ˈprɑˌsteɪt] or prostate gland UK / US noun [countable] Word forms prostate : singular prostate plural prostates medical the organ in a man s body that produces a liquid that combines with and carries sperm …   English dictionary

  • prostate gland — n. a partly muscular gland surrounding the urethra at the base of the bladder in most male mammals: it secretes an alkaline fluid that is discharged with the sperm …   English World dictionary

  • prostate gland — Anat. an organ that surrounds the urethra of males at the base of the bladder, comprising a muscular portion, which controls the release of urine, and a glandular portion, which secretes an alkaline fluid that makes up part of the semen and… …   Universalium

  • Prostate gland — A gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. Chestnut shaped, the prostate surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder. The prostate is actually not one but many glands, 30 50… …   Medical dictionary

  • prostate gland — gland surrounding the male urethra at the base of the bladder which produces sperm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prostate gland — noun a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen • Syn: ↑prostate • Derivationally related forms: ↑prostatic (for: ↑prostate) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • prostate gland — a male accessory sex gland that opens into the urethra just below the bladder and vas deferens (see illustration). During ejaculation it secretes an alkaline fluid that forms part of the semen. The prostate may become enlarged in elderly men… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • prostate gland — pros′tate gland n. anat. a partly muscular gland that surrounds the urethra of males at the base of the bladder and secretes an alkaline fluid that makes up part of the semen • Etymology: 1830–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • prostate gland — /ˈprɒsteɪt glænd / (say prostayt gland) noun the composite gland which surrounds the urethra of males at the base of the bladder …   Australian English dictionary

  • prostate gland — noun A gland in male mammals surrounding the urethra just below the urinary bladder that controls the release of urine from the bladder and produces a secretion that is the fluid part of semen …   Wiktionary

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