Cowper's gland

[ kou-perz, koo- ]

nounAnatomy, Zoology.
  1. either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra.

Origin of Cowper's gland

1
1730–40; named after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who discovered them
  • Also called bulbourethral gland.

Words Nearby Cowper's gland

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024