diploe

noun

dip·​loe ˈdi-plə-ˌwē How to pronounce diploe (audio)
-plō-ˌē
: cancellous bony tissue between the external and internal layers of the skull
diploic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek diploē, from diploos double

First Known Use

1597, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of diploe was in 1597

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Cite this Entry

“Diploe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diploe. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

diploe

noun
dip·​loe ˈdip-lə-ˌwē How to pronounce diploe (audio)
variants also diploë
: cancellous bony tissue between the external and internal layers of the skull
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