bulbourethral gland

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bul·bo·u·re·thral gland

Either of two small racemose glands located below the prostate that discharge a component of the seminal fluid into the urethra and are homologous to the Bartholin's glands in the female. Also called Cowper's gland.

[bulbo(us) + urethral + gland.]
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Noun1.bulbourethral gland - either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin's gland in the female
duct gland, exocrine, exocrine gland - a gland that secretes externally through a duct
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
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The aim of the present study is to document the ultrastructural changes in the bulbo-urethral gland (Cowper's gland) of Rousettus as it passes from the sexually quiescence into sexually active phase.
The secretory apparatus is very well developed in the acinar cells of bulbo-urethral gland during the inactive period (Figs.
There are no marked differences in the ultrastructural features of bulbo-urethral gland during the active breeding period as compared to the bulbo-urethral gland of the prebreeding period.