corpus cavernosum

noun

corpus ca·​ver·​no·​sum -ˌkav-ər-ˈnō-səm How to pronounce corpus cavernosum (audio)
plural corpora cavernosa -sə How to pronounce corpus cavernosum (audio)
: a mass of erectile tissue with large interspaces capable of being distended with blood
especially : one of those that form the bulk of the body of the penis or of the clitoris

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“Corpus cavernosum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/corpus%20cavernosum. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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