prostate

[ pros-teyt ]
/ ˈprɒs teɪt /
Anatomy

adjective

Also pros·tat·ic [pro-stat-ik] /prɒˈstæt ɪk/. of or relating to the prostate gland.

noun

Origin of prostate

1640–50; < New Latin prostata < Greek prostátēs one standing before. See pro-2, -stat

OTHER WORDS FROM prostate

post·pros·tate, adjectivepre·pro·stat·ic, adjectivesub·pro·stat·ic, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH prostate

prone prostate prostrate supineprostate prostrate
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British Dictionary definitions for prostate

prostate
/ (ˈprɒsteɪt) /

noun

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

adjective

Also: prostatic (prɒˈstætɪk) of or relating to the prostate glandSee also PSA

Word Origin for prostate

C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek prostatēs something standing in front (of the bladder), from pro- in front + histanai to cause to stand
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Medicine definitions for prostate

prostate
[ prŏstāt′ ]

n.

The prostate gland.

adj.

Of or relating to the prostate gland.

Other words from prostate

pro•static (prŏ-stătĭk) adj.
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