Cancellous meaning

kăn-sĕl'əs, kăn'sə-ləs
Having an open, latticed, or porous structure. Used especially of bone.
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Having a porous or spongelike structure.
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Having a tiny, netlike structure of veins.
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Having an open, latticed, or porous structure. Used especially of bone.
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(anatomy, of bone) Having low density and strength but high surface area, of the kind that fills the inner cavity of long bones.
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Origin of cancellous

  • From Latin cancellus lattice cancel
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin cancellus, lattice.
    From Wiktionary