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Cowper's gland

[ kou-perz, koo- ]
/ ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku- /
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noun Anatomy, Zoology.
either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra.
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Also called bulbourethral gland.

Origin of Cowper's gland

1730–40; named after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who discovered them

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Medical definitions for Cowper's gland

Cowper's gland
[ koupərz, kōō- ]

n.
bulbourethral gland
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