bulbourethral gland

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Related to Bulbourethral glands: Cowper's glands, prostate gland, seminal vesicle

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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Men possess the membranous urethra, bulbourethral glands (Cowper's glands), and dorsal artery and nerve of the penis.
Bulbourethral glands also known as Cowper's glands are accessory sexual organs that secrete an alkaline mucus-like fluid which neutralizes traces of acidic urine in the urethra and helps with neutralizing the acidity of the vagina and urethral lubrication during ejaculation.
The male accessory sex glands of mammals include the prostate gland, the vesicular glands, the glands of the ampulla and the bulbourethral glands.