Pro state

prostate

[pros-teyt] Anatomy.
adjective
1.
Also, prostatic [pro-stat-ik] . of or pertaining to the prostate gland.
noun

Origin:
1640–50; < Neo-Latin prostata < Greek prostátēs one standing before. See pro-2, -stat

postprostate, adjective
preprostatic, adjective
subprostatic, adjective

1. prone, prostate, prostrate, supine ; 2. prostate, prostrate.
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prostate (ˈprɒsteɪt)
 
n
1.  Also called: prostate gland a gland in male mammals that surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra and secretes a liquid constituent of the semen
 
adj
2.  See also PSA Also: prostatic of or relating to the prostate gland
 
[C17: via Medieval Latin from Greek prostatēs something standing in front (of the bladder), from pro- in front + histanai to cause to stand]

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prostate
1646, from M.Fr. prostate, from M.L. prostata "the prostate," from Gk. prostates (aden) "prostate (gland)," from prostates "one standing in front," from proistanai "set before," from pro- "before" + histanai "cause to stand" from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). So called
from its position at the base of the bladder.
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prostate pros·tate (prŏs'tāt')
n.
The prostate gland. adj.
Of or relating to the prostate gland.


pro·stat'ic (prŏ-stāt'ĭk) adj.
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