from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the bulb of the urethra.
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The Greater Vestibular Glands (glandulæ vestibularis major [Bartholini]; Bartholins glands) are the homologues of the bulbo-urethral glands in the male.
It gives off a small branch to the bulbo-urethral gland.
The bulbo-urethral glands of Cowper in the male, and greater vestibular glands of Bartholin in the female, also arise as diverticula from the epithelial lining of the urogenital sinus.
It is continuous with the mucous membrane of the bladder, ureters, and kidneys; externally, with the integument covering the glans penis; and is prolonged into the ducts of the glands which open into the urethra, viz., the bulbo-urethral glands and the prostate; and into the ductus deferentes and vesiculæ seminales, through the ejaculatory ducts.
The bulbo-urethral glands open into the cavernous portion about 2.5 cm. in front of the inferior fascia of the urogenital diaphragm.
This is not semen, but the secretions of the glands lining the urethra, and the bulbo-urethral glands.
The fluid that emerges from your penis before ejaculation finally occurs is bulbo-urethral fluid, from the small glands that line the urethra.