cowpers glands

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 glands (ˈkuːpəz)
 
pl n
Compare Bartholin's glands two small yellowish glands near the prostate that secrete a mucous substance into the urethra during sexual stimulation in males
 
[C18: 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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Cowper's gland Cow·per's gland (kou'pərz, kōō'-)
n.
See bulbourethral gland.

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