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

Examples of prostate gland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From mid-March to mid-May 2019, about 18% of Black men and 19% of white men had the procedure to remove the prostate gland. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 22 July 2021 Prostate cancer, one of the most common types of cancer, often grows slowly and stays confined to the prostate gland, according to the Mayo Clinic. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 21 June 2021 Screening tests look for elevated or continuously rising levels of PSA — proteins produced by the prostate gland — that can signal the cancer’s possible presence. Julie Washington, cleveland, 11 May 2021 By that time, Olson had already undergone surgery to remove his prostate gland and seminal vesicles. Sarah Elizabeth Richards, Wired, 19 Nov. 2020 Treatment methods include radiation therapy, freezing prostate tissue and removing the prostate gland. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2020 Prostate cancer is cancer of the prostate gland, and only in those who have male reproductive organs, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Claire Gillespie, Health.com, 6 Nov. 2020 One day in 2000, a German urologist named Jochen Binder decided to use a da Vinci to remove a prostate gland. D. T. Max, The New Yorker, 23 Sep. 2019 The protein is produced by noncancerous cells and cancerous cells in the prostate gland. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Mar. 2018

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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 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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