See also: prostrate and pro-state

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Etymology 1 edit

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

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prostate (plural prostates)

  1. 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.
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  • Hindi: प्रोस्टेट (prosṭeṭ)
  • Urdu: پروسٹیٹ (prosṭeṭ)
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prostate (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the prostate gland.

Etymology 2 edit

From pro- +‎ state.

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

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prostate (comparative more prostate, superlative most prostate)

  1. Alternative spelling of pro-state

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Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek προστάτης (prostátēs, one who stands before).

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  • IPA(key): /pʁɔs.tat/
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prostate f (plural prostates)

  1. prostate
    Synonym: (anatomy) glande prostatique

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prostate f

  1. plural of prostata

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  1. second-person plural present active imperative of prōstō