- Also pros·tat·ic [pro-stat-ik] /prɒˈstæt ɪk/. of or relating to the prostate gland.
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- 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
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Word Origin and History for prostatic
1640s, from Middle French prostate, from Medieval Latin prostata "the prostate," from Greek prostates (aden) "prostate (gland)," from prostates "leader, ruler, guardian; one standing in front," from proistanai "set before," from pro- "before" (see pro-) + histanai "cause to stand" from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). So called from its position at the base of the bladder.
- The prostate gland.
- Of or relating to the prostate gland.
- 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.