- Also pros·tat·ic [pro-stat-ik] /prɒˈstæt ɪk/. of or relating to the prostate gland.
Origin of prostate
Examples from the Web for prostate
Kathryn Wilson, et al. “Coffee Consumption and Prostate Cancer Risk and Progression in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study.”Can Coffee Save Your Life?
October 28, 2011
Xu Lai then moved his blog to another host, renaming it "Qian Leixian Still Wants to Speak"—or the Prostate Is Still Enflamed.The Blogger Who Got Stabbed
February 18, 2009
If the disease continue, cystitis and its consequent train of symptoms ensue (see Bladder and Prostate Diseases).
- Also called: prostate gland a gland in male mammals that surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra and secretes a liquid constituent of the semen
- Also: prostatic (prɒˈstætɪk) of or relating to the prostate glandSee also PSA
Word Origin and History for prostate
1640s, from Middle French prostate, from Medieval Latin prostata "the prostate," from Greek prostates (aden) "prostate (gland)," from prostates "leader, ruler, guardian; one standing in front," from proistanai "set before," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + histanai "cause to stand" from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). So called from its position at the base of the bladder.
- The prostate gland.
- Of or relating to the prostate gland.