The definition of a prostate is a gland located at the base of the bladder in male mammals which secretes a fluid with the sperm.(noun)
A chestnut-sized gland in a male human that surrounds the urethra is an example of a prostate.
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Origin: ML prostata < Gr prostatēs, one standing before < proistanai, to set before < pro-, before + histanai, to stand
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Origin: New Latin prostata
Origin: , from Greek prostatēs (adēn), prostate (gland)
Origin: , from proïstanai, to set before
Origin: : pro-, in front; see pro-2
Origin: + histanai, to set, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.
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