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diploe

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noun dip·loe \ˈdi-plə-ˌwē, -plō-ˌē\

Definition of diploe

  1. :  cancellous bony tissue between the external and internal layers of the skull

diploic

play \də-ˈplō-ik, dī-\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of diploe

New Latin, from Greek diploē, from diploos double


First Known Use: 1597


Medical Dictionary

diploe

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noun dip·loe \ˈdip-lə-ˌwē\

Medical Definition of diploe

  1. :  cancellous bony tissue between the external and internal layers of the skull



Variants of diploe

also

diploë


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