Trabeculae of corpus spongiosum of penis

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Trabeculae of corpus spongiosum of penis
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LatinTrabeculae corporis spongiosi penis
TAA09.4.01.021
FMA76520
Anatomical terminology

The fibrous envelope of the corpus cavernosum urethrae is thinner, whiter in color, and more elastic than that of the corpora cavernosa penis. It is called the trabeculae of corpus spongiosum of penis.

The trabeculae are more delicate, nearly uniform in size, and the meshes between them smaller than in the corpora cavernosa penis: their long diameters, for the most part, corresponding with that of the penis.

The external envelope or outer coat of the corpus cavernosum urethrae is formed partly of unstriped muscular fibers, and a layer of the same tissue immediately surrounds the canal of the urethra.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 1250 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)