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]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulbourethral_gland MP : anna ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

latin term
glandula bulbourethralis [ MP : anna ]
plural term
Cowper's glands [ FMA : 9599 ]
definition
  • 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].
depicted by
  • https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/35/Male_anatomy.png
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 exact synonym
  • Méry gland
  • glandula bulbourethralis
  • bulbourethral gland
  • Mery's gland
  • Cowper's glands
  • Cowper's gland
has related synonym
  • Cowper's gland of male
id
  • UBERON:0002366
structure notes
  • The bulbourethral glands are compound tubulo-alveolar glands.