cancellate

[ kan-suh-leyt, -lit ]

adjective
  1. Anatomy. of spongy or porous structure, as bone.

Origin of cancellate

1
From the Latin word cancellātus, dating back to 1655–65. See cancel, -ate1
  • Also can·cel·lat·ed [kan-suh-ley-tid]. /ˈkæn səˌleɪ tɪd/.

Other words from cancellate

  • sub·can·cel·late, adjective

Words Nearby cancellate

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British Dictionary definitions for cancellate

cancellate

cancellous (ˈkænsɪləs) or cancellated

/ (ˈkænsɪˌleɪt) /


adjective
  1. anatomy having a spongy or porous internal structure: cancellate bones

  2. botany forming a network; reticulate: a cancellate venation

Origin of cancellate

1
C17: from Latin cancellāre to make like a lattice; see cancel

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