corpus cavernosum

/ (ˌkævəˈnəʊsəm) /

noun plural corpora cavernosa

either of two masses of erectile tissue in the penis of mammals

Nearby words

  1. corpulent,
  2. corpus,
  3. corpus albicans,
  4. corpus amylaceum,
  5. corpus callosum,
  6. corpus christi,
  7. corpus christi bay,
  8. corpus delicti,
  9. corpus fimbriatum,
  10. corpus hemorrhagicum

Word Origin for corpus cavernosum

New Latin, literally: cavernous body

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