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.
- 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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