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Bulbourethral gland

1. An exocrine gland which secretes a clear fluid known as pre-ejaculate or Cowper’s fluid (colloquially known as “pre-cum”) which is generated upon sexual arousal. ( 2. Also called a Cowper’s gland for anatomist William Cowper, is one of two small exocrine glands present in the reproductive system of male mammals (including humans). They are homologous to Bartholin’s glands in females. ( 3. Either of two glands that discharge a component of seminal fluid into the urethra; homologous to Bartholin’s gland in the female. ( 4. One of a pair of glands near the base of the penis in the human male that secretes fluid that lubricates and neutralizes acids in the urethra during sexual arousal. ( Syn: Cowper’s...

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