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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The cancellous bony tissue between the tables of the skull.

Usage examples (11)
  • The diploe is the most porous, the softest, and most cavernous part.
  • The bone at the middle of the head is double, the hardest and most compact part being the upper portion, where it is connected with the skin, and the lowest, where it is...
  • In many old skulls, however, the diploe is wanting altogether, and the two tables are amalgamated, and often very thin.
  • The spongy middle plate must, like the diploe of the skull, have served to deaden the vibrations of a blow dealt from the outside. for more
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