NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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- corpus cavernosum
- listen (KOR-pus KA-ver-NOH-sum)
One of two
columns of spongy tissue that runs through the shaft (body)
of the penis. The corpus cavernosum forms most of the penis
and contains blood vessels that fill with blood to help
make an erection.