Definition of corpus spongiosum in English:
noun (plural corpora spongiosa /ˌspənjēˈōsə/)Anatomy
A mass of erectile tissue alongside the corpora cavernosa of the penis and terminating in the glans.
- These include the corpus spongiosum, which enlarges distally into the glans penis; parallel with, and dorsal to, the corpus spongiosum are the paired corpora cavernosa, which extend distally to the glans.
- The penis consists of two parallel cylinders of erectile tissue, the corpora cavernosa, and a smaller, single ventrally placed cylinder, the corpus spongiosum, which surrounds the urethra and distally forms the glans penis.
- The corpus spongiosum is a chamber that surrounds the urethra and becomes engorged with blood during an erection.
Definition of corpus spongiosum in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan