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 Lavender, who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, embarked on a late-in-life career in political activism that spanned co-founding the organization Southside Together Organizing for Power, door-knocking for Ald. Alice Yin,, "Community activist Wardell Lavender, known to many as the ‘Mayor of Woodlawn,’ dies at 80," 23 Apr. 2021 The cause was prostate cancer, which was first diagnosed in 1996, Russell said. Los Angeles Times, "Gerald Haslam, author who chronicled life in rural California, dies at 84," 22 Apr. 2021 For decades, puberty suppression has been used by doctors to treat precocious puberty — abnormally early onset of puberty — in children, as well as endometriosis and prostate cancer in adults. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "FAQ: What you need to know about transgender children," 22 Apr. 2021 The couple from Monterrey, Mexico, acted on the advice of the doctor treating the husband for prostate cancer. Olga R. Rodriguez And Marcos Martinez Chacon, USA TODAY, "Unable to find vaccine at home, affluent Latin Americans head to the US to get COVID-19 shots," 21 Apr. 2021 Revenue from drugs such as Darzalex, for multiple myeloma; Stelara, for inflammatory diseases; and Erleada, for prostate cancer, helped drive the improvement. Matt Grossman, WSJ, "Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 Vaccine Adds $100 Million to Quarterly Sales," 20 Apr. 2021 The couple from Monterrey, Mexico, acted on the advice of the doctor treating the husband for prostate cancer. Olga R. Rodriguez And Marcos Martinez Chacon, Star Tribune, "Wealthy Latin Americans flock to US in search of vaccines," 20 Apr. 2021 The outperformance of Arvinas can be attributed to positive findings from a phase 1 study of its treatment for breast and prostate cancer. Trefis Team, Forbes, "Down Over 20% In A Month Can Arvinas Stock Rebound?," 15 Apr. 2021 Siravo died after a battle with cancer, having been diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in 2017. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, "Joseph Siravo, Who Played Tony Soprano’s Father on ‘The Sopranos,’ Dead at 64," 12 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of prostate was in 1638

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26 Apr 2021

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“Prostate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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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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