pros·​tate | \ ˈprä-ˌstāt \

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prostatic \ prä-​ˈsta-​tik \ adjective

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In men, these anti-sperm antibodies might develop after an infection in the prostate or an injury to the testes that that triggers an immune response. Jennifer Gerson, Marie Claire, "Can Men Cause Fertility Issues?," 1 Oct. 2018 For example, Pennsylvania Hospital, which is part of the Penn Medicine system, did many prostate, colon and breast surgeries, but only one or two bladder and esophagus procedures. Marie Mccullough,, "Need cancer surgery in Pennsylvania? New online tool can help with the decision," 3 May 2018 The cancer was removed surgically and found not to have spread beyond the prostate, the aide said., "Mitt Romney Treated for Prostate Cancer Last Year: AP," 8 Jan. 2018 Go for the spots that are easily stimulated, like the prostate and the G-spot. Zoë Ligon, Allure, "9 Things You Need to Know Before You Have Anal," 5 Nov. 2018 Existing immunotherapy drugs have shown little or no effectiveness against the kinds of solid tumors that account for 90% of cancer deaths, including those of the breast, prostate and colon. Melissa Healy,, "'I have definitely hit the jackpot.' Advanced breast cancer disappears after new immunotherapy," 4 June 2018 Similar issues arise with screenings for prostate and colon cancer . Rachel Newcomb,, "Americans have resolved to live forever or die in the attempt," 8 May 2018 There is insufficient evidence, says the report, to know how marijuana use affects many types of cancers, including esophageal, prostate and cervical. Gary Robbins,, "Opinion poll: San Diegans think marijuana helps society, the economy, human health," 23 Apr. 2018 Although the study did not look at the specific causes of death, research has suggested that night owls are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer such as prostate and breast cancer. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Night owls have 10% higher mortality risk, study says," 12 Apr. 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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