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cancellous bone

cancellous bone in Medicine

cancellous bone n.
See spongy bone.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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  • This would be of importance, since the clean puncture of cancellous bone was no doubt favoured by a high rate of velocity.

  • Bone may be compact, or loose and spongy in character, when it is known as cancellous bone.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • These horn cores are formed internally of cancellous bone, and on them the true epidermal horns are borne.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The tympanic is not fused to the periotic and has a small bulla not filled with cancellous bone.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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