noun, plural: spongiosa
Latin term meaning spongy or resembling a sponge.
The term is used in anatomy for tissues that appear spongy and have become filled with blood.
Word origin: from Latin spongia, from Greek spongiā, from spongos; bone.
Related forms: spongiosa.
Related terms: cavities of corpus spongiosum, caverns of corpus spongiosum, stratum spongiosum.
See also: spongy urethra, spongiositis.