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urethral gland

urethral gland in Medicine

urethral gland n.
Any of the numerous mucous glands in the wall of the male or female urethra.

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Encyclopedia Article for urethral gland

in male placental mammals, any of the glands that branch off the internal wall of the urethra, the passageway for both urine and semen. The glands contribute mucus to the seminal fluid. They are located along the whole length of the urethra but are most numerous along the section of the urethra that passes through the penis.

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