- Anatomy. of spongy or porous structure, as bone.
Also can·cel·lat·ed [kan-suh-ley-tid] /ˈkæn səˌleɪ tɪd/.
Origin of cancellate
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Examples from the Web for cancellated
The whole of the body whorl and commencement of the spire is cancellated.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I
The marrow and cancellated tissue of the long bones may contain hemorrhages and soft gelatinous material or coagulated fibrin.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
They have a large medullary cavity, with dense but thin walls, with a fine 58 cancellated structure at their articular ends.Reptiles and Birds
The Basis generally has a thick, underlying, cancellated layer.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)
As the disease progresses, there is softening and enlarging of the cancellated tissue towards the centre of the bone.Diseases of the Horse's Foot
Harry Caulton Reeks
cancellous (ˈkænsɪləs) or cancellated
- anatomy having a spongy or porous internal structurecancellate bones
- botany forming a network; reticulatea cancellate venation
C17: from Latin cancellāre to make like a lattice; see cancel
- Having an open, latticed, or porous structure, as in a bone.
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