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spongy layer of female urethra


Definition: inappropriate reference to the lamina propria of the mucous membrane of the female urethra, characterized by numerous, thin-walled veins that have in the past been falsely compared with erectile tissue.

Synonym(s): tunica spongiosa urethrae femininaeTA

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