prostate gland

noun

: a firm partly muscular partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the mammalian male urethra and that secretes an alkaline viscid fluid which is a major constituent of the semen

Examples of prostate gland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s radical prostatectomy, which is the surgery to remove the prostate gland and the seminal vesicles. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 8 Feb. 2024 In 1991, Dole had surgery to remove a cancerous prostate gland; tests showed no evidence of recurrence. Lawrence K. Altman, STAT, 16 Feb. 2024 The prostate gland needsadequate levels of iodine to function properly and maintain a healthy balance of hormones. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Feb. 2023 Austin underwent a procedure called a prostatectomy, Walter Reed officials said, in which surgeons remove some or all of the prostate gland. Sara G. Miller, NBC News, 9 Jan. 2024 The prostate gland has an epithelial part where the gland cells make PSA and prostate-specific antigens; those epithelial cells or stem cells that regenerate the gland cells are the source of cancer. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 8 Feb. 2024 Treatment includes medication and changes to diet and lifestyle, as well as surgical procedures in some more severe cases to cut excess tissue from the prostate gland. Mark Landler, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2024 That is a common procedure to remove all or part of the prostate gland and is often used to treat prostate cancer, but is not the only option. Tara Copp, Twin Cities, 9 Jan. 2024 Prostate cancer does only impact men, and occurs when the prostate gland, which makes some of the seminal fluid, cells begin to grow uncontrollably. Rayna Reid Rayford, Essence, 9 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1752, in the meaning defined above

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“Prostate gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prostate%20gland. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

prostate gland

noun
: a body around the base of the male urethra in mammals that is part muscle and part gland and produces a whitish fluid that is a major part of semen

Medical Definition

prostate gland

noun
: a firm partly muscular partly glandular body that is situated about the base of the mammalian male urethra and secretes an alkaline viscid fluid which is a major constituent of semen

called also prostate

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