Definition of Cowper's gland in English:

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Cowper's gland

Pronunciation: /ˈkoupərz/ /ˈko͞opərz/ /ˈko͝opərz/

noun

Anatomy
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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: Cow·per's gland

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