gland of Littre

gland of Littre
gland of Lit·tré -lē-'trā n any of the urethral glands of the male called also Littré's gland
Lit·tré lē-trā Alexis (1658-1726)
French surgeon and anatomist. Littré described the glands of Littré in 1700. He was the first (in 1710) to propose the operation of colostomy for the relief of intestinal obstruction. In 1719 he published the first description of herniation of a diverticulum, which in this case was Meckel's diverticulum.

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  • littre's gland — ˈlē.trəz noun Usage: usually capitalized L Etymology: after Alexis Littre died 1726 French physician : one of the mucous glands in the submucous tissue of the urethra …   Useful english dictionary

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