Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The prostate gland.
  • adjective Of or relating to the prostate gland.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Standing before or in front of something; prostatic: specifically noting the gland known as the prostate.
  • noun The prostate gland; a large glandular body which embraces the urethra immediately in front of the mouth of the bladder, whence the name.
  • noun In platyhelminths and earthworms, a glandular body connected with the sperm-duct.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (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 urethra.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The prostate gland.
  • adjective Of or relating to the prostate gland.
  • adjective Alternative spelling of pro-state.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to the prostate gland
  • noun a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin prostata, from Greek prostatēs (adēn), prostate (gland), from proïstanai, to set before : pro-, in front; see pro– + histanai, to set, place; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

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First coined 1646, from Ancient Greek προστάτης (prostates, "one who stands before, protector, guardian").

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From pro- +‎ state

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