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 (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.]
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(ˈkænsɪˌleɪt) ,




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]
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(ˈkæn səˌleɪt, -lɪt)

also can•cel•lat•ed

(-ˌleɪ tɪd)

1. of spongy or porous structure, as at the ends of long bones.
2. reticulate.
[1655–65; < Latin cancellātus. See cancel, -ate1]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cancellate - having a latticelike structure pierced with holes or windows
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
reticular, reticulate - resembling or forming a network; "the reticulate veins of a leaf"; "a reticulated highway system"
2.cancellate - having an open or latticed or porous structure
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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"
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