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1. The principal of a bond. For example, securities dealers create zero-coupon Treasury receipts by purchasing a regular Treasury bond and separating the interest coupons from the corpus. See also coupon stripping.
2. The principal amount of an estate or trust.
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Surgical exploration found complete necrosis of all the corpus spongiosum up to its root (Fig.
Blood drainage from the penis is done by external pudendal vein and internal pudendal vein and venous blood in deep vein penis, bulbar vein and dorsal penile vein enter to internal pudendal vein and then internal iliac and finally coudal vena cava, and the external pudendal vein blood prepuce, skin, corpus spongiosum penis and ischiocavernosus, bulbospongiosus and retractor muscles and free part penis through dorsal vein drainage (Fig7,8).
10,12,28) Important margins to be examined in partial penectomy specimens include (1) proximal urethra and surrounding periurethral cylinder consisting of epithelium, lamina propria, corpus spongiosum, and penile fascia; (2) proximal shaft with corresponding corpora cavernosa separated and surrounded by the tunica albuginea and Buck fascia; and (3) skin of shaft with underlying corporal dartos (28) (Figure 1).
The glans penis was viable, but the urethra, the corpus spongiosum and corpora cavernosa were necrotic and a penectomy was performed.
The penis is essentially composed of 3 cylindrical tubes - the paired corpora cavernosa and the urethra, housing the corpus spongiosum, which also forms the glans penis.