Origin of prostateMedieval Latin prostata from Classical Greek prostat?s, one standing before from proistanai, to set before from pro-, before + histanai, to stand
A chestnut-sized gland in a male human that surrounds the urethra is an example of a prostate.
Origin of prostateNew Latin prostata from Greek prostatēs (adēn) prostate (gland) from proïstanai to set before pro- in front ; see pro- 2. histanai to set, place ; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
- The prostate gland.
- Of or relating to the prostate gland.
First coined 1646, from Ancient Greek Ï€ÏÎ¿ÏƒÏ„Î¬Ï„Î·Ï‚ (prostates, “one who stands before, protector, guardian").
(comparative more prostate, superlative most prostate)
- Alternative spelling of pro-state.
From pro- +"Ž state
- While the oviducts always open directly on to the exterior, it is the rule for the sperm ducts to open on to the exterior near to or through certain terminal chambers, which have been variously termed atrium and prostate, or spermiducal gland.
- These are peculiar bodies which are found in the prostate, in the central nervous system, in the lung, and in other localities, and which get their name from being very like starch-corpuscles, and from giving certain colour reactions closely resembling those of vegetable cellulose or even starch itself.
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- The prostate is partly a muscular and partly a glandular structure, situated just below the bladder and traversed by the urethra; it is of a somewhat conical form with the base upward in contact with the bladder.
- The male urethra begins at the bladder and runs through the prostate and perineum to the penis, which it traverses as far as the tip. It is divided into a prostatic, membranous and spongy part, and is altogether about 8 inches in length.