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bulbourethral gland

noun, Anatomy, Zoology

Cowper's gland

[kou-perz, koo-] /ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku-/
noun, Anatomy, Zoology
either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra.
Also called bulbourethral gland.
Origin of Cowper's gland
1730-40; named after William Cowper (1666-1709), English anatomist, who discovered them Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Word Origin and History for bulbourethral-gland

Cowper's gland


1738, so called because discovered by anatomist William Cowper (1666-1709); see Cooper.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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bulbourethral-gland in Medicine

bulbourethral gland n.
Either of two small racemose glands in the male that are located below the prostate and discharge a component of the seminal fluid into the urethra. Also called Cowper's gland.

Cowper's gland Cow·per's gland (kou'pərz, kōō'-)
See bulbourethral gland.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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