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Cow·per's gland(kou′pərz, ko͞o′-)
See bulbourethral gland.
[After William Cowper (1666-1709), English surgeon.]
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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]
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|Noun||1.||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|
male reproductive system - the reproductive system of males
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