bulbourethral-gland

bulbourethral gland

noun Anatomy, Zoology.
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Cowper's gland

[kou-perz, koo-]
noun Anatomy, Zoology.
either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra.
Also called bulbourethral gland.


Origin:
1730–40; named after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who discovered them

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Cowper's gland
1738, so called because discovered by anatomist William Cowper (1666-1709); see Cooper.
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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'-)
n.
See bulbourethral gland.

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