prostate

See also: prostrate and pro-state

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French prostate, from Medieval Latin prostata, from Ancient Greek προστάτης (prostátēs, one who stands before, protector, guardian).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɒs.teɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈpɹɔs.teɪt/
  • Hyphenation: pros‧tate

NounEdit

prostate (plural prostates)

  1. (anatomy) The prostate gland. [from 1646]
    • 2022 August 24, Pip Dunn, “A Life Remembered: Paul Taylor - February 9 1971-August 9 2022”, in RAIL, number 964, page 24:
      Finally, Paul made me get my prostate checked. As I say, he's already left a legacy. But if you haven't chaps, please get yourself checked over - it's worth it.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Hindi: प्रोस्टेट (prosṭeṭ)
  • Urdu: پروسٹیٹ(prosṭeṭ)
TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

prostate (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the prostate gland.

Etymology 2Edit

From pro- +‎ state.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pɹəʊˈsteɪt/
  • Hyphenation: pro‧state

AdjectiveEdit

prostate (comparative more prostate, superlative most prostate)

  1. Alternative spelling of pro-state

Further readingEdit


FrenchEdit

NounEdit

prostate f (plural prostates)

  1. prostate

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

prostate f

  1. plural of prostata

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

prōstāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of prōstō