- noun Anatomy either of a pair of small glands at the base of the penis which secrete a constituent of seminal fluid.OriginC18: named after the English anatomist William Cowper.
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Cowper's gland — [ko͞o′pərz, kou′pərz] n. [after William Cowper (1666 1709), Eng anatomist] either of two small glands with ducts opening into the male urethra: during sexual excitement they secrete a mucous substance: see BARTHOLIN S GLAND … English World dictionary
Cowper's gland — 1738, so called because discovered by anatomist William Cowper (1666 1709); see COOPER (Cf. Cooper) … Etymology dictionary
Cowper's gland — Cow·per s gland .kau̇ pərz , .kü pərz , .ku̇p ərz n either of two small glands of which one lies on each side of the male urethra below the prostate gland and discharges a secretion into the semen called also bulbourethral gland, gland of Cowper… … Medical dictionary
Cowper's gland — noun Etymology: William Cowper died 1709 English surgeon Date: 1738 either of two small glands lying on either side of the male urethra below the prostate gland and discharging a secretion into the semen called also bulbourethral gland compare… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Cowper's gland — /kow peuhrz, kooh /, Anat., Zool. either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra. Also called bulbourethral gland. [1730 40; named after William Cowper (1666 1709), English anatomist, who discovered them] * * * … Universalium
Cowper's gland — Cow′per s gland [[t]ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku [/t]] n. anat. zool. either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra during sexual excitement • Etymology: 1730–40; after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who… … From formal English to slang
Cowper's gland — noun either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin s gland in the female • Syn: ↑bulbourethral gland • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Part Holonyms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
Cowper's gland — noun See bulbourethral gland … Wiktionary
Cowper cyst gland etc. — Cow·per cyst, gland, etc. (kouґpər) [William Cowper, English surgeon, 1666â€“1709] see under syringocele; see ductus glandulae bulbourethralis, glandula bulbourethralis; and see pectineal fascia, under fascia … Medical dictionary
Cowper (surname) — Cowper (pronounced Cowper or Cooper depending on family) is a surname of several persons: Bob Cowper (born 1940), Australian cricketer Charles Cowper (1807–1875), Australian politician Edward Alfred Cowper (1819–1893), British mechancial engineer … Wikipedia