- 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.
A chestnut-sized gland in a male human that surrounds the urethra is an example of a prostate.
Origin of prostateMedieval Latin prostata ; from Classical Greek prostatēs, one standing before ; from proistanai, to set before ; from pro-, before + histanai, to stand
Origin of prostateNew Latin prostata, from Greek prostatēs (adēn), prostate (gland), from pro&idie;stanai, 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 προστάτης (prostates, “one who stands before, protector, guardian”).
(comparative more prostate, superlative most prostate)
- Alternative spelling of pro-state.