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Medical Term:

corpus spongiosum penis


Definition: the median column of erectile tissue located between and ventral to the two corpora cavernosa penis; posteriorly it expands into the bulbus penis and anteriorly it terminates as the enlarged glans penis; it is traversed by the urethra.

Synonym(s): corpus cavernosum urethrae, spongy body of penis

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