Cowper's gland

[kou-perz, koo-]

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

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cowper's gland in Medicine

Cowper's gland

[koupərz, kōō-]
n.
  1. bulbourethral gland
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