from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A gland in male mammals surrounding the urethra at the base of the bladder that controls release of urine from the bladder and secretes a fluid which is a major constituent of semen.
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- n. A gland in male mammals surrounding the urethra just below the urinary bladder that controls the release of urine from the bladder and produces a secretion that is the fluid part of semen.
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- n. 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
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After having made a third attempt with so much care and circumspection that I thought the time long, he declared there was no stone, but that the prostate gland was schirrous and considerably thickened.
Spider's chronic masturbation, in pre-anesthesia England, would have been "treated" by cauterizing the prostate gland and cutting the nerves of the penis.