Any of the small paired racemose glands below the apex of the prostate in males, located posterolateral to the membranous portion of the urethra at the base of the penis, between the two layers of the fascia of the urogenital diaphragm, in the deep perineal pouch, and enclosed by transverse fibers of the sphincter urethrae membranaceae muscle; homologous to the greater vestibular (Bartholin's) glands in the female[MP] [ ]

Synonyms: glandula bulbourethralis Mery's gland Méry gland Cowper's gland Cowper's glands bulbourethral gland

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Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

plural term
Cowper's glands [ FMA:9599 ]

latin term
glandula bulbourethralis [ MP:anna ]

depicted by


external definition

Lobular organ the parenchyma of which consists of glandular acini which communicate the bulbar part of the urethra. Examples: There only two instances, right and left bulbo-urethral glands[FMA]

Either of two small racemose glands that are located below the prostate and discharge a component of the seminal fluid into the urethra. They are homologous to the Bartholin's glands in the female[BTO].

external ontology notes

see comments for paraurethral gland - ncita placement may not be correct

has related synonym

Cowper's gland of male



structure notes

The bulbourethral glands are compound tubulo-alveolar glands.