cancelli

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cancelli

(kænˈsɛlaɪ; kæŋˈkɛliː)
pl n
strips that form a latticework
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Cancellus (little crab) is the source of our word cancel, because the parallel lines used resembled to Roman eyes the claws of a crab; it is also the source of chancel (through the French), which is a part of the church barred to the congregation.
Inside are layers of cancellus (can-sell-us) bone, which are spongy and softer than cortical bone.