Erectile tissue
Erectile E*rect"ile, a. [Cf. F. ['e]rectile.] 1. Capable of being erected; susceptible of being erected of dilated; as, erectile tissue. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to an erection[5]; as, erectile dysfunction. [PJC]

{Erectile tissue} (Anat.), a tissue, such as that contained in the penis, which is capable of being greatly dilated and made rigid by accumulation of blood in and the consequent distension of the numerous blood vessels which it contains. [1913 Webster]


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  • Erectile tissue — is tissue in the body that can become erect, usually by becoming engorged with blood. Erectile tissue exists in places such as the corpora cavernosa of the penis and in the clitoris or in the bulbs of vestibule. However, the erection of nipples… …   Wikipedia

  • erectile tissue — tissue containing large venous spaces with which arteries communicate directly, as in the penis and clitoris. Another type formed of dilated venules occurs in the nasal mucosa. The smooth muscle of the nipples constitutes another erectile organ …   Medical dictionary

  • erectile tissue — noun vascular tissue capable of filling with blood and becoming rigid • Hypernyms: ↑animal tissue • Part Holonyms: ↑erectile organ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Erectile — E*rect ile, a. [Cf. F. [ e]rectile.] 1. Capable of being erected; susceptible of being erected of dilated; as, erectile tissue. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to an erection[5]; as, erectile dysfunction. [PJC] {Erectile tissue} (Anat.), a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Erectile dysfunction — Impotent redirects here. For the classification of poverty, see impotent poor. Erectile dysfunction Classification and external resources ICD 10 F52.2, N48.4 …   Wikipedia

  • erectile organ — noun an organ containing erectile tissue • Hypernyms: ↑organ • Hyponyms: ↑clitoris, ↑clit, ↑button, ↑penis, ↑phallus, ↑member • Part Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • erectile — adjective Date: 1830 1. of, relating to, or capable of undergoing physiological erection < erectile tissue > < erectile dysfunction > 2. capable of being raised to an upright position < the erectile quills of a porcupine > • erectility noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • erectile — Capable of erection. * * * erec·tile i rek təl, .tīl adj capable of being raised to an erect position esp CAVERNOUS (2) erec·til·i·ty .rek til ət ē n, pl ties * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • erectile — adj. that can be erected or become erect. Phrases and idioms: erectile tissue Physiol. animal tissue that is capable of becoming rigid, esp. with sexual excitement. Etymology: F eacuterectile (as ERECT) …   Useful english dictionary

  • erectile — e|rec|tile [ ı rektl, ı rek,taıl ] adjective TECHNICAL capable of becoming erect: erectile tissue …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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