cancellous

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

Definition of cancellous

of bone
: having a porous structure

Origin and Etymology of cancellous

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


Medical Dictionary

cancellous

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

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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