Cowper's gland

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Related to Cowper's gland: seminal vesicle, Cowper's fluid

Cow·per's gland

 (kou′pərz, ko͞o′-)
[After William Cowper (1666-1709), English surgeon.]

Cow′per's gland`

(ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku-)
either of two small glands that secrete a mucous substance into the male urethra during sexual excitement.
[1730–40; after William Cowper (1666–1709), English anatomist, who discovered them]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Cowper's 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 fluid from the Cowper's gland contains no sperm.
The CV values for the ventral prostate, seminal vesicle, and Cowper's gland were higher than those for the glans penis and BC/LA in the assays for all three chemicals.
Carcinoma in situ, perineural or angiolymphatic invasion, involvement of sweat, Littre or Cowper's glands did not occur.