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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Prostate cancer is cancer that starts in the prostate gland.
Further, as the prostate is a gland, removing it can have significant impacts
  on health and wellbeing.
It also helps for combating colon and prostate cancer and has many other
  benefits.
We have shown that proteins produced by inflammatory cells are the smoking gun
  behind prostate cancer metastasis.
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