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spongy layer of vagina


Definition: inappropriate collective reference to the abundant venous plexuses of the vagina, occurring within the mucosal and muscular layers (giving the rugae a character similar to erectile tissue) as well as in the adventitia (the laterally placed vaginal venous plexuses), falsely suggesting a discrete layer of erectile tissue.

Synonym(s): tunica spongiosa vaginaeTA

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