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cancellous

[kan-suh-luh s] /ˈkæn sə ləs/
adjective, Anatomy.
1.
cancellate (def 1).
Origin of cancellous
1830-1840
1830-40; < Latin cancell(us) lattice (see cancellus) + -ous
Related forms
subcancellous, adjective
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cancellous can·cel·lous (kān-sěl'əs, kān'sə-ləs)
adj.
Cancellated.

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