Definition of Cowper's gland in English:

Cowper's gland

Syllabification: Cow·per's gland
Pronunciation: /ˈkoupərz, ˈko͞opərz, ˈko͝opərz


Either of a pair of small glands that open into the urethra at the base of the penis and secrete a constituent of seminal fluid.
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  • The Cowper's glands secrete a small amount of pre-ejaculate fluid prior to orgasm.
  • Sexual arousal can cause fluid from the Cowper's glands to be released prior to ejaculation.
  • I have suffered from discomfort and pain in the area of the Cowper's glands for around eight years now.


mid 18th century: named after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist.

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