\kant͡ʃˈɛlɪ], \kantʃˈɛlɪ], \k_a_n_tʃ_ˈɛ_l_ɪ]\
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By Noah Webster.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
'Lattice-work.' The Cellular or Spongy Texture of Bones, (F.) Tissu celluleux; consisting of numerous cells, communicating with each other. They contain a fatty matter, analogous to marrow. This texture is met with, principally, at the extremities of long bones; and some of the short bones consist almost wholly of it. It allows of the expansion of the extremities of bones, without adding to their weight, and deadens concussions.
By Robley Dunglison
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- Prof. Huxley's classification a sub-order Carinatae (birds having sternum with keel), including but one family, Tinamidae tinamous. In this suborder the bones of upper jaw or skull are like what they struthious swift-footed birds, as ostrich.