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Cowper's gland

[kou-perz, koo-]
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noun Anatomy, Zoology.
  1. either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra.
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Origin of Cowper's gland

1730–40; named after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who discovered them
Also called bulbourethral gland.
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Word Origin and History for cowper's gland

Cowper's gland


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

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cowper's gland in Medicine

Cowper's gland

(koupərz, kōō-)
  1. bulbourethral gland