[ pros-teyt ]
/ ˈprɒs teɪt /
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Also pros·tat·ic [pro-stat-ik]. /prɒˈstæt ɪk/. of or relating to the prostate gland.
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Origin of prostate
OTHER WORDS FROM prostatepost·pros·tate, adjectivepre·pro·stat·ic, adjectivesub·pro·stat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for prostate
/ (ˈprɒsteɪt) /
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
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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Medical definitions for prostate
[ prŏs′tāt′ ]
The prostate gland.
Of or relating to the prostate gland.
Other words from prostatepro•stat′ic (prŏ-stăt′ĭk) adj.
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