stratum spongiosum

noun
stratum spon·​gi·​o·​sum | \-ˌspən-jē-ˈō-səm \
plural strata spongiosa\-​sə \

Medical Definition of stratum spongiosum 

: the middle layer of the endometrium between the stratum basale and stratum compactum that contains dilated and tortuous portions of the uterine glands

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