Medical Dictionary

cancellous

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

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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