diploë

[ dip-loh-ee ]
/ ˈdɪp loʊˌi /

noun Anatomy.

the cancellate bony tissue between the hard inner and outer walls of the bones of the cranium.

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Origin of diploë

1690–1700; <Greek diplóē literally, a fold, noun use of feminine of diplóos double

OTHER WORDS FROM diploë

di·plo·ic [dih-ploh-ik], /dɪˈploʊ ɪk/, di·plo·et·ic [dip-loh-et-ik], /ˌdɪp loʊˈɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for diploë

  • The spongy middle plate must, like the diploe of the skull, have served to deaden the vibrations of a blow dealt from the outside.

British Dictionary definitions for diploë

diploë
/ (ˈdɪpləʊˌiː) /

noun

anatomy the spongy bone separating the two layers of compact bone of the skull

Word Origin for diploë

C17: via New Latin, from Greek: a fold, from diploos double
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Medical definitions for diploë

diploe
[ dĭplō-ē′ ]

n.

The central layer of spongy, porous, bony tissue between the hard outer and inner bone layers of the cranium.

Other words from diploe

diplo•ic (-lō-ĭk) adj.
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