\pɹˈɒste͡ɪt], \pɹˈɒsteɪt], \p_ɹ_ˈɒ_s_t_eɪ_t]\
Definitions of PROSTATE
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Oddity Software
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
A glandular, cordiform body, of the size of a chestnut, situate before the neck of the bladder, behind the symphysis pubis, and surrounding the first portion of the urethra. Its excretory outlets, to the number of 10 or 12, open into the part of the urethra that traverses it, and pour into it a whitish viscid humour- Liquor prostat'icus-intended to lubricate the interior of the urethra, and to serve as a vehicle for the sperm in its ejaculation.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
A gland surrounding the first portion of the male urethra. It is made up of a fibrous capsule lined with a layer of unstriped muscular fibers which also divide the organ into a number of compartments containing small vesicles whose ducts empty into the excretory ducts. It is about 1 1/2 in. wide, 1 1/4. in. long, and 1. in. deep, and is pierced by the urethra and nearer the anterior than the posterior surface by the common seminal ducts. It resembles a flattened cone with its base resting on the bladder and its apex directed upward, with the posterior surface on the rectum and the anterior just below the symphysis pubis. It is divided into three lobes-two lateral which unite in front of the urethra and are separated behind by a notch in its base, and a middle which lies between the lateral against the neck of the bladder. [Gr.]
By Smith Ely Jelliffe