the spongy bone between the two dense inner and outer layers of the skull bones
Origin of diploeModern Latin ; from Classical Greek diplo?, literally , a fold, doubling ; from diploos, double
The spongy, porous, bony tissue between the hard outer and inner bone layers of the cranium.
Origin of diploeGreek diplo&emacron;, a fold, doubling, from feminine of diploos, twofold; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.
- (anatomy) The thin layer of soft, spongy or cancellate tissue between the bone plates which constitute the skull.