pros·​tate | \ ˈprä-ˌstāt How to pronounce prostate (audio) \

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prostatic \ prä-​ˈsta-​tik How to pronounce prostate (audio) \ adjective

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Recent Examples on the Web Years later, a study from 2005 to 2007 in Guadeloupe, found chlordecone in 67% of 623 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to the article. DÁnica Coto, Star Tribune, "French Caribbean fights to keep pesticide case alive," 17 Feb. 2021 His family announced in December 2019 that he had been hospitalized for treatment of prostate cancer that had spread to his bladder. New York Times, "Leon Spinks, Boxer Who Took Ali’s Crown and Lost It, Dies at 67," 6 Feb. 2021 Former heavyweight champion Leon Spinks, who died Friday in Henderson, Nevada, at 67 from prostate cancer, spent at least a decade living on and off in Detroit as his boxing career hit the skids. Gene Myers, Detroit Free Press, "Remembering Leon Spinks and the dedication of Joe Louis Arena," 8 Feb. 2021 Spinks had been battling multiple types of cancers, including prostate cancer, for years, according to a spokesperson. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, "Leon Spinks, boxing legend, dead at 67," 7 Feb. 2021 Miller died last week from complications from prostate cancer at the age of 78. Brian Witte, Star Tribune, "Maryland pays tribute to longtime Senate president Miller," 22 Jan. 2021 Whitmore continued his environmental work for decades and kept hiking until recent years, when treatment for prostate cancer sapped his strength. New York Times, "George Whitmore, Climber Who Vanquished El Capitan, Dies at 89," 16 Jan. 2021 The cause was complications from prostate cancer, said family spokesman Jake Weissmann. Washington Post, "Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., pillar of Maryland’s state capital for decades, dies at 78," 15 Jan. 2021 The 84-year-old media tycoon underwent major heart surgery in 2016 and has also survived prostate cancer. NBC News, "Italy's former PM Berlusconi in hospital with heart problems, doctor says," 14 Jan. 2021

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First Known Use of prostate

1638, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for prostate

New Latin prostata prostate gland, from Greek prostatēs, from proïstanai to put in front, from pro- before + histanai to cause to stand — more at pro-, stand

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The first known use of prostate was in 1638

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“Prostate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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pros·​tate | \ ˈpräs-ˌtāt How to pronounce prostate (audio) \

Medical Definition of prostate

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Medical Definition of prostate (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being the prostate gland

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