[William Cowper, Brit. anatomist, 1666-1709]
Either of two small, round, yellow glands, one on each side of the prostate gland, each with a duct about 1 in (2.5 cm) long, terminating in the wall of the urethra. They secrete a viscid fluid forming part of the seminal fluid and correspond to the Bartholin glands in the female.
SYN: SEE: bulbourethral gland
SEE: prostate; SEE: urethra
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