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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bulb: used chiefly in anatomy in such phrases as bulbus oculi, the eyeball; bulbus aortæ, the aortic bulb.

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  • It is a result of the swelling of the bulbus glandis or “knot” swelling at the time of ejaculation.

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  • Adam: u is cerct. ladycat is her. no harblz in site. but her sistr has bulbus volvo. thatz wot teh vet sez.

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  • The tie is caused by the swelling of the base of a male's penis, the bulbus glandis, and the constriction of the female's vaginal sphincter muscles around it Fuller and DuBuis, 1962.

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  • The partitioning of the bulbus arteriosus may occur in such a manner as to assign to the two aortae a relative position, the reverse of that which they normally occupy -- the pulmonary aorta springing from the left ventricle and the systemic aorta arising from the right, and giving off from its arch the primary branches in the usual order.

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  • The bulbus urethrae being also a median structure, is occasionally found notched in the centre, and presenting a bifid appearance.

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  • As the two aortae result from a division of the common primary vessel (bulbus arteriosus), an arrest in the growth of the partition would leave them still as one vessel, which (supposing the ventricular septum remained also incomplete) would then arise from a single ventricle. 5th.

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  • When the bulbus arteriosus divides itself into three parts, the two lateral parts, in becoming connected with the left ventricle, will represent a double ascending systemic aorta, and having the pulmonary artery passing between them to the lungs. 12th.

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  • They comprise the mons pubis, the labia majora et minora pudendi, the clitoris, the bulbus vestibuli, and the greater vestibular glands.

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  • The bulb of the eye (bulbus oculi; eyeball), or organ of sight, is contained in the cavity of the orbit, where it is protected from injury and moved by the ocular muscles.

    X. The Organs of the Senses and the Common Integument. 1c. The Organ of Sight

  • The perineal artery supplies the labia pudendi; the artery of the bulb supplies the bulbus vestibuli and the erectile tissue of the vagina; the deep artery of the clitoris supplies the corpus cavernosum clitoridis; and the dorsal artery of the clitoris supplies the dorsum of that organ, and ends in the glans and prepuce of the clitoris.

    VI. The Arteries. 5b. The Common Iliac Arteries

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