Glossary Term:

Title

corpus spongiosum

Phonetic

<b>kor</b>-pus<b> spun</b>-jee-<b>OH</b>-sum

Description

the chamber that runs along the length of the penis (around the urethra) that fills with blood during an erection. The 2 larger chambers on each side of the penis called the corpora cavernosa also fill during a normal erection. See also corpora cavernosa, urethra.