pros·tate | \ˈprä-ˌstāt \

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prostatic \prä-ˈsta-tik \ adjective

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The prostate is a male reproductive organ and the uterus is its female corollary. Dr. Jared G. Heiner, idahostatesman, "A new treatment for an old prostate problem | Idaho Statesman," 6 May 2018 Men also have the option of a vasectomy, which involves cutting the vas deferens to prevent semen from making it from the testicles to the prostate. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Hold On Everyone, Male Birth Control Still Isn't Happening Anytime Soon," 22 Mar. 2018 The cancer was surgically removed and did not spread beyond the prostate. Tierney Mcafee,, "Mitt Romney Was Treated for Prostate Cancer Last Year," 8 Jan. 2018 One study found that too much vitamin E may raise the risk of prostate cancer. NBC News, "Vitamin supplements don't lower cardiovascular risk, study finds," 10 July 2018 Researchers previously believed that less than 1 percent of all prostate cancers were in that category. Jill Tucker,, "Aggressive, deadly type of prostate cancer occurs at higher rate than previously thought," 9 July 2018 Urologists and hospitals have long advocated for life-saving prostate cancer screenings. Aubrey Nagle,, "Trump exits Iran deal, Pa. prepares for primaries | Morning Newsletter," 9 May 2018 For men 70 and older, the task force stuck with an earlier recommendation against routine prostate cancer screening. Melissa Healy,, "Experts have new advice on prostate cancer screening. Here's why they put it back on the table," 8 May 2018 Few studies have reported meaningful data on recurrence, metastasis or prostate cancer-specific death rates with robotic prostatectomy. WSJ, "Is Robotic Prostate Surgery Better Than Traditional Surgery?," 24 June 2018

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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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pros·tate | \ˈpräs-ˌtāt \

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Medical Definition of prostate (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being the prostate gland

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