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or 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.
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(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]
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(ˈdɪp loʊˌi)

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]
di•plo′ic, adj.
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The growth center of the tumor was located on the median axis of the diploe bone, and it exhibited distensibility and osteolytic changes [Figure 1]f.
The normal medullary space is replaced by fibrous connective tissue that leads to diploe expansion (13).
Cranial computed tomography (CT) was subsequently performed, revealing mixed density crescent shape lesion developed in diploe, separating inner and outer table of the skull.
As the hyperplastic erythroid response becomes increasingly chronic, the trabeculae of the diploe begin to grow radially or perpendicularly and the cranial vault and/or orbital roofs become markedly thickened and osteoporotic (Figs.
As a flat bone, the parietal has two cortical layers of hard and compact material which encloses a layer of spongy cancelous structural matrix, the diploe (Frodel et al.).
Caption: Figure 1: Magnetic resonance imaging in patient with thalassemia major showed flair signal intensity abnormalities in left watershed area and diploe space expansion.
Ainda, a existencia de um sistema venoso avalvular (exemplificado pelas veias etmoidais, oftalmicas e pelas veias da diploe do osso frontal--chamadas veias de Breschet) justifica a disseminacao do processo inflamatorio por via hematogenica, de maneira retrograda.
Cranial morphological age sequencing provided by Krogman: 1) Starting from 25 years of age, muscular markings become increasingly evident particularly on the occipital, temporal and lateral sides of the mandible; 2) Between 35 to 45 years, the surface gives a matted, granular appearance; 3) Around 35 to 45 years, inside of skull shows the Pacchionian depressions and occur with much more frequency; 4) After 50 years of age, the diploe become less vascular channelled and there is an increasing replacement by bone.
Next, a bone defect 6 mm in diameter was produced between the sutures of the occipital and frontal bones at the junction with the parietal bones passing through the entire thickness of the diploe, using a trephine type bur NEODENT[R] (Curitiba, Parana State, Brazil) mounted in a straight Kavo[R] handpiece (Joinville, Santa Catarina State, Brazil) coupled to a Branemarck System-Nobel Biocare[R] (YorbaLinda-California State, USA) surgical electric motor at a speed of 1500 rpm with abundant irrigation with sterile physiological solution.