cancellous

adjective
can·​cel·​lous | \ kan-ˈse-ləs How to pronounce cancellous (audio) , ˈkan(t)-sə-ləs How to pronounce cancellous (audio) \

Definition of cancellous

of bone
: having a porous structure

First Known Use of cancellous

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cancellous

New Latin cancelli intersecting osseous plates and bars in cancellous bone, from Latin, lattice

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The first known use of cancellous was circa 1839

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“Cancellous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cancellous. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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cancellous

adjective
can·​cel·​lous | \ kan-ˈsel-əs How to pronounce cancellous (audio) , ˈkan(t)-sə-ləs How to pronounce cancellous (audio) \

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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