corpus spongiosum

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Related to corpora spongiosa: bulb of corpus spongiosum

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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