stratum spongiosum


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strat·um spon·gi·o·'sum

the middle layer of the endometrium formed chiefly of dilated glandular structures; it is flanked by the compacta on the luminal side and the basalis on the myometrial side.

stratum spongiosum

one of the three layers of the endometrium of the uterus, containing tortuous, dilated uterine glands and a small amount of interglandular tissue. With the stratum compactum it forms the functional part of the endometrium during pregnancy. Compare stratum basale. See also decidua, placenta.

stra·tum spon·gi·o·sum

(strā'tŭm spon-jē-ō'sŭm)
The middle spongy layer of the endometrium formed chiefly of dilated glandular structures; it is flanked by the stratum compactum (compact layer) on the luminal side and the stratum basale (basal layer) on the myometrial side.

stra·tum spon·gi·o·sum

(strā'tŭm spon-jē-ō'sŭm)
The middle spongy layer of the endometrium formed chiefly of dilated glandular structures.