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Cowper's gland

[kou-perz, koo-] /ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku-/
noun, Anatomy, Zoology.
either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra.
Also called bulbourethral gland.
Origin of Cowper's gland
1730-40; named after William Cowper (1666-1709), English anatomist, who discovered them Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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British Dictionary definitions for cowper's glands

Cowper's glands

plural noun
two small yellowish glands near the prostate that secrete a mucous substance into the urethra during sexual stimulation in males Compare Bartholin's glands
Word Origin
C18: named after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist who discovered them
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Word Origin and History for cowper's glands

Cowper's gland


1738, so called because discovered by anatomist William Cowper (1666-1709); see Cooper.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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cowper's glands in Medicine

Cowper's gland Cow·per's gland (kou'pərz, kōō'-)
See bulbourethral gland.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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