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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.