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cancellate

[kan-suh-leyt, -lit] /ˈkæn səˌleɪt, -lɪt/
adjective
1.
Anatomy. of spongy or porous structure, as bone.
Also, cancellated
[kan-suh-ley-tid] /ˈkæn səˌleɪ tɪd/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of cancellate
1655-1665
From the Latin word cancellātus, dating back to 1655-65. See cancel, -ate1
Related forms
subcancellate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cancellate

cancellate

/ˈkænsɪˌleɪt/
adjective
1.
(anatomy) having a spongy or porous internal structure: cancellate bones
2.
(botany) forming a network; reticulate: a cancellate venation
Word Origin
C17: from Latin cancellāre to make like a lattice; see cancel
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