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can·cel·late(kăn-sĕl′ĭt, kăn′sə-lāt′) also can·cel·lat·ed (-lā′tĭd)
[Latin cancellātus, past participle of cancellāre, to make in a crisscross pattern; see cancel.]
1. (Anatomy) anatomy having a spongy or porous internal structure: cancellate bones.
2. (Botany) botany forming a network; reticulate: a cancellate venation.
[C17: from Latin cancellāre to make like a lattice; see cancel]
can•cel•late(ˈkæn səˌleɪt, -lɪt)
also can•cel•lat•ed(-ˌleɪ tɪd)
1. of spongy or porous structure, as at the ends of long bones.
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|Adj.||1.||cancellate - having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows|
|2.||cancellate - having an open or latticed or porous structure|
cellular - characterized by or divided into or containing cells or compartments (the smallest organizational or structural unit of an organism or organization); "the cellular construction of a beehive"; "any effective opposition to a totalitarian regime must be secretive and cellular"