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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Because of their pale cytoplasm and their bland, basally situated nuclei, Cowper glands can resemble foamy-gland adenocarcinoma; however, their classic appearances are sufficiently distinctive and should allow for an accurate diagnosis.
Histologic Mimickers of Prostatic Adenocarcinoma Small gland pattern Lesions of prostatic epithelial origin Atrophy Adenosis (atypical adenomatous hyperplasia) Crowded benign glands Sclerosing adenosis Basal cell hyperplasia Radiation and reactive atypia Verumontanum mucosal gland hyperplasia Lesions of nonprostatic epithelial origin Seminal vesicle and ejaculatory duct epithelium Cowper glands Mesonephric remnants Colonic glands Nephrogenic adenoma Large and cribriform gland patterns (Clear cell) cribriform hyperplasia Cribriform basal cell hyperplasia Medium- to large-sized hyperplastic glands Solid and nonglandular patterns Granulomatous prostatitis Prostatic xanthoma Paraganglia Signet ringlike change Table 2.
4) This refers to the secretion from the two Cowper glands, which lie between the prostate gland and the bulk of the penis, and are activated by sexual excitement; the secretion occurs before ejaculation.