Definition of prostate in English:

prostate

Syllabification: pros·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈpräsˌtāt
 
/
(also prostate gland)

noun

  • A gland surrounding the neck of the bladder in male mammals and releasing prostatic fluid.
    More example sentences
    • The accessory glands, including the seminal vesicles and the prostate gland, provide fluids that lubricate the duct system and nourish the sperm.
    • The prostate gland surrounds the urethra at the base of the bladder in men.
    • The specimen consisted of a urinary bladder and attached prostate gland with bilateral seminal vesicles and vas deference.

Derivatives

prostatic

Pronunciation: /präˈstatik/
adjective
More example sentences
  • The pudendal nerve innervates the few striated muscles within the prostatic capsule.
  • If one or both testicular arteries are missing, the testes are supplied by branches from the vesical or prostatic arteries passing under the arch of the pubis.
  • The importance of distinguishing between benign prostatic hyperplasia and benign prostatic enlargement and bladder outlet obstruction is fundamental.

Origin

mid 17th century: via French from modern Latin prostata, from Greek prostatēs 'one that stands before', from pro 'before' + statos 'standing'.

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