[ dip-loh-ee ]
/ ˈdɪp loʊˌi /
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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 diploëdi·plo·ic [dih-ploh-ik], /dɪˈploʊ ɪk/, di·plo·et·ic [dip-loh-et-ik], /ˌdɪp loʊˈɛt ɪk/, adjective
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How to use diploë in a sentence
The spongy middle plate must, like the diploe of the skull, have served to deaden the vibrations of a blow dealt from the outside.The Testimony of the Rocks|Hugh Miller
British Dictionary definitions for diploë
/ (ˈdɪpləʊˌiː) /
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
[ dĭp′lō-ē′ ]
The central layer of spongy, porous, bony tissue between the hard outer and inner bone layers of the cranium.
Other words from diploedip′lo•ic (-lō-ĭk) adj.
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