Definition of prostate noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈprɒsteɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɑːsteɪt//
(also prostate gland)
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a small organ in men, near the bladder, that produces a liquid in which sperm is carried Word Originmid 17th cent.: via French from modern Latin prostata, from Greek prostatēs ‘one that stands before’, from pro ‘before’ + statos ‘standing’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: prostate