* * *can·cel·lous kan-'sel-əs, 'kan(t)-sə-ləs adj having a porous structure made up of intersecting plates and bars that form small cavities or cells <\cancellous bone> compare COMPACT
* * *adj.lattice-like: applied to the bony tissue laid down by osteoblast during development of bone and in the consolidation stage of fracture repair. In a mature bone cancellous bone has a low density and is surrounded by denser cortical bone.
* * *can·cel·lous (kan-səlґəs) of a reticular, spongy, or lattice-like structure; said mainly of bony tissue.
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Cancellous — Can cel*lous, a. [Cf. L. cancellosus covered with bars.] (Anat.) Having a spongy or porous structure; made up of cancelli; cancellated; as, the cancellous texture of parts of many bones. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cancellous — adjective having an open or latticed or porous structure • Syn: ↑cancellate, ↑cancellated • Similar to: ↑cellular • Topics: ↑anatomy, ↑general anatomy * * * kanˈseləs, ˈkan( … Useful english dictionary
cancellous — adjective Etymology: New Latin cancelli intersecting osseous plates and bars in cancellous bone, from Latin, lattice Date: circa 1839 of bone having a porous structure … New Collegiate Dictionary
cancellous — having cavities, spongy, porous, or reticulate, usually of bone … Dictionary of ichthyology
cancellous — /kan seuh leuhs/, adj. Anat. cancellate (def. 1). [1830 40; < L cancell(us) lattice (see CANCELLUS) + OUS] * * * … Universalium
cancellous — adjective Having low density and strength but high surface area, of the kind that fills the inner cavity of long bones. Syn: trabecular … Wiktionary
cancellous — adj. porous, perforated (Anatomy) … English contemporary dictionary
cancellous — [ kans(ə)ləs] adjective Anatomy (of bone tissue) having a porous, mesh like structure, typical of the interior of mature bones. Origin C19: from L. cancelli crossbars + ous … English new terms dictionary
Cancellous bone — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = substantia spongiosa ossium GraySubject = 18 GrayPage = 86 Caption = Illustration of a section through long bone, with spongy bone in its center. Caption2 = Light micrograph of cancellous bone, stained with … Wikipedia
cancellous bone — ▪ anatomy also called trabecular bone or spongy bone light, porous bone enclosing numerous large spaces that give a honeycombed or spongy appearance. The bone matrix, or framework, is organized into a three dimensional latticework of bony… … Universalium