helicine artery

noun

hel·​i·​cine artery ˈhel-ə-ˌsēn- How to pronounce helicine artery (audio) ˈhē-lə-ˌsīn- How to pronounce helicine artery (audio)
: any of various convoluted and dilated arterial vessels that empty directly into the cavernous spaces of erectile tissue and function in its erection

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“Helicine artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/helicine%20artery. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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