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Definition of Corpora cavernosa

Corpora cavernosa: Two chambers that run the length of the penis and are filled with spongy tissue. Blood flows in and fills the open spaces in this spongy tissue to create an erection.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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