Cowper's gland

noun
Cow·​per's gland | \ ˈkau̇-pərz- How to pronounce Cowper's gland (audio) , ˈkü-, ˈku̇- How to pronounce Cowper's gland (audio) \

Definition of Cowper's gland

: either of two small glands lying on either side of the male urethra below the prostate gland and discharging a secretion into the semen

called also bulbourethral gland

— compare bartholin's gland

First Known Use of Cowper's gland

1738, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cowper's gland

William Cowper †1709 English surgeon

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“Cowper's gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cowper%27s%20gland. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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Cowper's gland

noun
Cow·​per's gland | \ ˌkau̇-pərz- How to pronounce Cowper's gland (audio) , ˌkü-pərz- How to pronounce Cowper's gland (audio) , ˌku̇p-ərz- \

Medical Definition of Cowper's gland

: either of two small glands of which one lies on each side of the male urethra below the prostate gland and discharges a secretion into the semen

called also bulbourethral gland, gland of Cowper

— compare bartholin's gland

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