- the cancellate bony tissue between the hard inner and outer walls of the bones of the cranium.
Origin of diploë
1690–1700; < Greek diplóē literally, a fold, noun use of feminine of diplóos double
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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
- 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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- The central layer of spongy, porous, bony tissue between the hard outer and inner bone layers of the cranium.
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