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prostate gland

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noun Anatomy.
  1. an organ that surrounds the urethra of males at the base of the bladder, comprising a muscular portion, which controls the release of urine, and a glandular portion, which secretes an alkaline fluid that makes up part of the semen and enhances the motility and fertility of sperm.
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Origin of prostate gland

First recorded in 1830–40
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prostate gland in Medicine

prostate gland

n.
  1. A chestnut-shaped body that surrounds the beginning of the male urethra at the base of the bladder, consists of two lobes connected anteriorly by an isthmus and posteriorly by a middle lobe lying above and between the ejaculatory ducts, controls the release of urine from the bladder, and whose milky fluid secretion is discharged into the urethra during semen emission.
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prostate gland in Science

prostate gland

[prŏstāt′]
  1. A gland in male mammals located at the base of the bladder. The prostate gland opens into the urethra and secretes a milky fluid that is a major component of semen.
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Related formsprostatic adjective (prŏ-stătĭk)
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prostate gland in Culture

prostate gland

[(pros-tayt)]

A gland in the male reproductive system that surrounds the urethra at the lower end of the urinary bladder. A large part of the fluids that make up semen comes from the prostate.

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Note

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death among American men.
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