Cavernous body
Cavernous Cav"ern*ous, a. [L. cavernosus: cf. F. caverneux.] 1. Full of caverns; resembling a cavern or large cavity; hollow. [1913 Webster]

2. Filled with small cavities or cells. [1913 Webster]

3. Having a sound caused by a cavity. [1913 Webster]

{Cavernous body}, a body of erectile tissue with large interspaces which may be distended with blood, as in the penis or clitoris.

{Cavernous respiration}, a peculiar respiratory sound andible on auscultation, when the bronchial tubes communicate with morbid cavities in the lungs. [1913 Webster]


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