- prostate 1640s, from M.Fr. prostate, from M.L. prostata "the prostate," from Gk. prostates (aden) "prostate (gland)," from prostates "one standing in front," from proistanai "set before," from pro- "before" (see PRO- (Cf. pro-)) + histanai "cause to stand" from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see STET (Cf. stet)). So called from its position at the base of the bladder.
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prostate — [ prɔstat ] n. f. • 1555 les prostates « lobes de la prostate »; gr. prostatês « qui se tient en avant » ♦ Glande à sécrétion externe et interne de l appareil génital masculin, située autour de la partie initiale de l urètre et en dessous de la… … Encyclopédie Universelle
prostate — UK [ˈprɒˌsteɪt] / US [ˈprɑˌsteɪt] or prostate gland UK / US noun [countable] Word forms prostate : singular prostate plural prostates medical the organ in a man s body that produces a liquid that combines with and carries sperm … English dictionary
Prostate — Pros tate, a. [Gr. ? standing before, fr. ? to set before; ? before + ? to set: cf. F. prostate.] (Anat.) Standing before; applied to a gland which is found in the males of most mammals, and is situated at the neck of the bladder where this joins … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
prostate — prostate, prostrate The prostate (or prostate gland) is a gland surrounding the neck of the bladder in male animals. Prostrate is an adjective and verb: the adjective is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable and means ‘lying… … Modern English usage
prostate — [prästat′ikpräs′tāt΄] adj. [ML prostata < Gr prostatēs, one standing before < proistanai, to set before < pro , before + histanai, to STAND] of or relating to the prostate gland: also prostatic [prästat′ik] n. PROSTATE GLAND … English World dictionary
prostate — ► NOUN ▪ a gland surrounding the neck of the bladder in male mammals and releasing a fluid component of semen. DERIVATIVES prostatic adjective. ORIGIN Greek prostat s one that stands before … English terms dictionary
Prostate — For the female prostate gland, see Skene s gland. For the prostrate body position, see Prostration. Prostate Male Anatomy … Wikipedia
Prostate — Appareil génital masculin : 1. Vessie 2. Pubis (os) 3. Pénis 4. Corps caverneux 5. Gland 6. Prépuce 7. Méat urétral 8. Côlon sigmoïde 9. Rectum 10. Vésicule séminale 11. Canal éjac … Wikipédia en Français
Prostate — A gland within the male reproductive system that is located just below the bladder. Chestnut shaped, the prostate surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the canal that empties the bladder. The prostate is actually not one but many glands, 30 50… … Medical dictionary
prostate — noun Etymology: 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 Date: 1646 prostate gland • prostatic adjective … New Collegiate Dictionary