Cowper's gland


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Cow·per's gland

 (kou′pərz, ko͞o′-)
[After William Cowper (1666-1709), English surgeon.]
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Cow′per's gland`

(ˈkaʊ pərz, ˈku-)
n.
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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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Some authors suggest that AUV is an incomplete form of urethral duplication, while others suggest that both AUV and AUD are the result of ruptured cystic dilatation of Cowper's gland or other periurethral gland ducts (7).
The main differential diagnosis at this point was an infected Cowper's gland.
Herein we report a case of a 29-year-old male with an imperforate Cowper's gland syringocele.
The fluid from the Cowper's gland contains no sperm.