cavernous nerve of penis n.
Either of two nerves, designated major and minor, that are derived from the inferior hypogastric plexus, supply the sympathetic and the parasympathetic fibers to the corpus cavernosum, and correspond to the cavernous nerves of the clitoris.
- Cavernous rale
cavernous rale n. A hollow bubbling sound heard on auscultation, caused by air entering a cavity partly filled with fluid.
- Cavernous sinus
cavernous sinus n. Either of a pair of dural sinuses on either side of the sella turcica, connected by anastomoses in front of and behind the pituitary gland. Historical Examples
being, resembling, or suggestive of a cavern: a vast, cavernous room. deep-set: cavernous eyes. hollow and deep-sounding: a cavernous voice. containing caverns. full of small cavities; porous. Contemporary Examples Historical Examples adjective suggestive of a cavern in vastness, darkness, etc: cavernous hungry eyes filled with small cavities; porous (of rocks) containing caverns or cavities adj. […]
- Cavernous sinus syndrome
cavernous sinus syndrome n. A syndrome caused by thrombosis of the cavernous intracranial sinus and characterized by edema of the eyelids and conjunctivae and by paralysis of the third, fourth, and sixth nerves.