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cancellous

[kan-suh-luh s] /ˈkæn sə ləs/
adjective, Anatomy
1.
cancellate (def 1).
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin cancell(us) lattice (see cancellus) + -ous
Related forms
subcancellous, adjective
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Examples for cancellous
  • Normal bone appears as two types: compact and cancellous.
  • They consist of cancellous tissue enclosed within a thin layer of compact bone.
  • The permanent bone formed by the periosteum when first laid down is cancellous in structure.
  • The distinguishing morphological feature of cancellous bone is its high level of porosity relative to cortical bone.
British Dictionary definitions for cancellous

cancellate

/ˈkænsɪˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) having a spongy or porous internal structure cancellate bones
2.
(botany) forming a network; reticulate a cancellate venation
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cancellāre to make like a lattice; see cancel
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cancellous in Medicine

cancellous can·cel·lous (kān-sěl'əs, kān'sə-ləs)
adj.
Cancellated.

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