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cancellous

[kan-suh-luh s]
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adjective Anatomy.
  1. cancellate(def 1).
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Origin of cancellous

1830–40; < Latin cancell(us) lattice (see cancellus) + -ous
Related formssub·can·cel·lous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cancellous

Historical Examples

  • The cancellous structure of bone may be compared to the cellular tissue in soft parts.

    On the origin of inflammation of the veins

    Henry Lee

  • This would be of importance, since the clean puncture of cancellous bone was no doubt favoured by a high rate of velocity.

  • Notching or grooving is naturally much more common in the cancellous portions of bones.

  • To show how the cancellous structure of bone is able to support a great deal of weight.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • It would seem that the first change is one of congestion of the vessels of the bone's cancellous tissue.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks


cancellous in Medicine

cancellous

(kăn-sĕləs, kănsə-ləs)
adj.
  1. Cancellated.
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