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

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

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Recent Examples on the Web Leon Spinks, the one-time heavyweight champion boxer, is suffering from prostate cancer that has spread to his bladder, his wife told USA TODAY Sports Thursday by text message. Josh Peter, USA TODAY, "Former boxing champ Leon Spinks' prostate cancer has spread," 2 Jan. 2020 Patients with advanced prostate cancer and intestinal blockages also arrived, wrongly admitted to his internal medicine unit, but Zimba saw them anyway. Oliver Staley, Quartz Africa, "Zambia has 17 million people, a stroke epidemic, and no neurologists," 30 Dec. 2019 Sure enough, in September he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Lauren Caruba,, "He was embarrassed by his breast cancer diagnosis. Now, he wants others to know men are at risk, too.," 28 Dec. 2019 John Dingell’s death in February, after complications from prostate cancer, drew a bipartisan outpouring of love and condolences., "‘‘John Dingell loved this country,’’ Dingell said. ‘‘He believed in bringing everybody together. He believed in our democracy. And my family’s still hurting.’’," 20 Dec. 2019 The cause was complications from prostate cancer, said his son Rob Robbins. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "John Robbins, pioneer of a meningitis vaccine, dies at 86," 20 Dec. 2019 Slive, who passed away from prostate cancer, was the commissioner of the SEC and Conference USA. Joseph Goodman |, al, "Like old times: Boos for an Auburn friend at the Mike Slive Invitational," 15 Dec. 2019 Butter crossed the finish line in Athens hand-in-hand with his close friend Kevin, who has terminal prostate cancer. George Ramsay, CNN, "Dog bites, kidney infections and 335 laps of a car park -- how an ex-banker ran a marathon in every country," 9 Dec. 2019 His campaign launch was delayed after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery. Fox News, "2020 Democratic long-shot Bennet goes all in on NH, jabs at Buttigieg," 7 Dec. 2019

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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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10 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Prostate.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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