Glossary Term:

Title

corpora cavernosa

Phonetic

<b>kor</b>-puh-ruh<b> kav</b>-er-<b>NO</b>-suh

Description

two chambers that run along on each side of the length of the penis, which fill with blood during an erection. A smaller third chamber called the corpus spongiosum also fills during a normal erection. See also corpus spongiosum.