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dip·lo·eor dip·lo·ë (dĭp′lō-ē′)
The spongy, porous, bony tissue between the hard outer and inner bone layers of the cranium.
[Greek diploē, a fold, doubling, from feminine of diploos, twofold; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]
dip′lo·ic (-lō-ĭk) adj.
(Anatomy) anatomy the spongy bone separating the two layers of compact bone of the skull
[C17: via New Latin, from Greek: a fold, from diploos double]
the cancellate bony tissue between the hard inner and outer walls of the bones of the cranium.
[1690–1700; < Greek diplóē literally, a fold, n. use of feminine of diplóos double]