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corpus cavernosum

/ˌkævəˈnəʊsəm/
noun (pl) corpora cavernosa
1.
either of two masses of erectile tissue in the penis of mammals
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: cavernous body
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  • A thinner-walled blood-vessel lies dorsal to the corpus cavernosum.

  • At length the corpus cavernosum urethr became soft, and in another day or two the whole subsided.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II Erasmus Darwin
  • It has been called the corpus cavernosum nympharum, and is capable of considerable increase in size when distended with blood.

    A System of Midwifery Edward Rigby

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