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 (kăn-sĕl′əs, kăn′sə-ləs)
adj. Anatomy
Having an open, latticed, or porous structure. Used especially of bone.

[From Latin cancellus, 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.cancellous - 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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a. canceloso-a, esponjoso-a, reticulado-a;
___ bonehueso ___.
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