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cancellous

adjective can·cel·lous \kan-ˈse-ləs, ˈkan(t)-sə-ləs\

Definition of CANCELLOUS

of bone
:  having a porous structure

Origin of CANCELLOUS

New Latin cancelli intersecting osseous plates and bars in cancellous bone, from Latin, lattice
First Known Use: circa 1839

Rhymes with CANCELLOUS

cancellous

adjective can·cel·lous \kan-ˈsel-əs, ˈkan(t)-sə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CANCELLOUS

:  having a porous structure made up of intersecting plates and bars that form small cavities or cells <cancellous bone>—compare compact

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