prostate vs prostrate : Common Errors in English

About prostate vs prostrate

The gland men have is called the prostate. “Prostrate” is an adjective meaning “lying face downward.”

prostate Meaning(s)

  • (n) a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
  • (a) relating to the prostate gland

prostrate Meaning(s)

  • (v) render helpless or defenseless
  • (v) throw down flat, as on the ground
  • (s) stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
  • (s) lying face downward
  • (v) get into a prostrate position, as in submission

prostate in News

  1. Calpers chief investment officer has prostate cancer

    By Tim Reid LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The chief investment of Calpers, California's state pension fund, is undergoing treatment for prostate cancer, the fund said on Friday. Joseph Dear, 62, has ceded some of his responsibilities as CIO of the California Public Employees' Retirement System to Theodore Eliopoulos, the fund's senior investment officer for real estate. Calpers is America's biggest ...
    on June 15, 2013 Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Ark. Prostate Cancer Foundation holds Rockin' Bow Tie Affair

    The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation held its Rockin' Bow Tie Affair Thursday night.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: KTHV Little Rock

  3. Prostate screening policies differ by doctor

    Prostate screening tests detect prostate cancer early, but questions about whether the tests do more harm than good have made them one of the most hotly debated areas of medicine.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: La Crosse Tribune

prostrate in News

  1. Kanye West: New 'Yeezus' video teaser

    By Kyle Anderson Clip for June 18 album features some a cappella recording and the oft-prostrate music guru Rick Rubin
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Entertainment Weekly

  2. Fundraiser held for ex-Monroe basketball coach fighting cancer — with a game, of course

    MONROE — Former Monroe High School women’s basketball coach Alan Dickson has suffered from prostrate cancer for nine years and its now in stage four. After recently finding out that it is hormone resistant, alumni from the 13 years he …
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Q13 FOX Seattle

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