corpus spongiosum

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Related to corpora spongiosa: bulb of corpus spongiosum

corpus spongiosum

[spon′jē·ō′səm]
one of the cylinders of spongy tissue, with the corpora cavernosa, on the dorsum of the penis, erectile tissue, from bulb to glans. It contains the urethra and erectile tissue within labia minora.

corpus spongiosum

A cylindrical mass of spongy tissue that surrounds the male urethra and maintains it in an opened position, which allows the urethra to act as a conduit for semen during ejaculation.

corpus spongiosum

Erectile tissue surrounding the male urethra inside the shaft of the penis.
See: penis for illus
See also: corpus

corpus spongiosum

a median mass of erectile tissue in the mammalian penis. See also CORPUS CAVERNOSUM.
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