< /kænˈsɛl aɪ, -ˈsɛl i/. Architecture.
- (in an early Christian basilica) one of a row of bars separating the clergy and sometimes the choir from the congregation.
- (in an ancient Roman basilica) one of a row of bars separating the court personnel from the spectators.
- cancelli, a screen of such bars.
n. pl. can•cel•li (-lī′)
- A latticelike structure, such as spongy bone.