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 Probiotics can benefit men’s prostate health, testosterone levels, and sperm counts in addition to the general advantages that everyone gets regardless of gender. The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 June 2022 The event, from June 4 to June 19, is a fundraiser for breast cancer and prostate cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 May 2022 The San Diego Padres say no cancer was found when manager Bob Melvin had prostate surgery on Wednesday. Wire Reports,, 13 May 2022 Cyberknife Named for the prostate cancer procedure received by owner Al Gold. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, 4 May 2022 The smallest one was prostate, and the major one was colorectal. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 14 Apr. 2022 Tamsulosin and finasteride are two of the most common treatments for men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 30 Mar. 2022 Advanced prostate cancer diagnoses in men have risen more than 40% in last decade. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 19 Mar. 2022 My first was about his walking out of the hospital following a prostate cancer operation in 1999. Ernie Suggs, ajc, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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“Prostate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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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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