prostate gland

noun

Definition of prostate gland 

: 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

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The protein is produced by noncancerous cells and cancerous cells in the prostate gland. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Understanding prostate cancer screening and what comes next," 20 Mar. 2018 Spermine, which is produced in the prostate gland, is a member of the polyamine family of chemicals, according to the Guide to Getting It On. Natalie Wall, Redbook, "8 Things You Should Know Before Swallowing Semen," 26 May 2017 Then there’s the P-spot, which is a cutesy name for the prostate gland. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "We Asked Doctors to Answer All Your Questions About Anal Sex," 12 Mar. 2018

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1752, in the meaning defined above

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prostate gland

noun

English Language Learners Definition of prostate gland

: an organ found in men and male animals that produces the liquid in which sperm is carried

prostate gland

noun

Medical Definition of prostate gland 

: 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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