a benign condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged due to an increase in the number of prostatic cells, usually affecting the flow of urine.
benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign enlargement of the prostate gland commonly occurring in men after the age of 50, and sometimes causing compression of the urethra and obstruction of urine flow.
- Benign tumor
kind, especially to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign. exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president. Pathology, benign. Historical Examples Ernest Linwood Caroline Lee Hentz Valerie Frederick Marryat George Cruikshank W. H. Chesson The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid Fray Luis de Len James Fitzmaurice-Kelly Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton The Atlantic […]
kind, especially to inferiors; gracious: a benignant sovereign. exerting a good influence; beneficial: the benignant authority of the new president. Pathology, benign. Historical Examples The Madness of Mr. Lister W.W. Jacobs adjective kind; gracious, as a king to his subjects a less common word for benign (sense 3), benign (sense 4) adj.
the quality of being benign; kindness. Archaic. a good deed or favor; an instance of kindness: benignities born of selfless devotion. Historical Examples The Japanese Spirit Yoshisaburo Okakura The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 9 Various The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) Edmund Burke Little Dorrit Charles Dickens […]