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can·a·lic·u·lus

 (kăn′ə-lĭk′yə-ləs)
n. pl. can·a·lic·u·li (-lī′)
A small canal or duct in the body, such as the minute channels in compact bone.

[Latin canāliculus, diminutive of canālis, conduit; see canal.]

can′a·lic′u·lar (-lər) adj.

canaliculus

(ˌkænəˈlɪkjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Biology) a small channel, furrow, or groove, as in some bones and parts of plants
[C16: from Latin: a little channel, from canālis canal]
ˌcanaˈlicular, canaliculate, ˌcanaˈlicuˌlated adj

can•a•lic•u•lus

(ˌkæn lˈɪk yə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a small tubular passage, as in bone.
[1555–65; < Latin, =canāli(s) canal + -culus -cule1]
can`a•lic′u•lar, can`a•lic′u•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) can`a•lic′u•lat`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.canaliculus - a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
Translations

can·a·lic·u·lus

n. canalículo, canal o pasaje diminuto;
biliary ______ biliar, entre las células del hígado;
lacrimal ______ lacrimal, lagrimal.
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The basal plasmalemma showed tight junctional complexes with adjacent cell membrane and in certain areas distinct intercellular canaliculi were present between the cells.
From the medial angle of eye, lacrimal fluid enters the superior and inferior canaliculi through lacrimal punctum situated on the lacrimal papilla, which unite to form common canaliculus and drains into lacrimal sac.
Dr Shevchenko (Biopredic International) provided the opportunity to observe HepaRG[TM] hepatic stem cell morphology, spheroid formation, HepaRG[TM]hepatocyte polarization, bile canaliculi (BC) presence, and functional MRP2 (multi-drug resistance protein 2).
For the Liver: Microabscess caused by cholestasis, widened bile canaliculi, necrosis located in the portal area in the liver were evaluated by light microscopy.
All tissue sections were examined for presence or absence of the following: sinusoidal dilation, portal bile ductular reaction, centrilobular inflammation, portal inflammation, centrilobular dropout/necrosis, portal fibrosis, fibrosis surrounding the central vein, pericellular/sinusoidal fibrosis, red blood cells in the space of Disse, lobular cholestasis (within canaliculi and/or hepatocytes), macrovesicular steatosis (at least 5%), glycogenated hepatocyte nuclei, centrilobular hemorrhage, centrilobular hemosiderin deposition, centrizonal bile ductular reaction, and centrizonal arterioles.
CD10/GGT found along few canaliculi but elsewhere absent (explant-12y) 7 99 0.
Lacrimal system involvement was noted in one patient whose mass was in the upper eyelid/medial canthal region; the lacrimal system and canaliculi were included in the excision area (Figure 1).
The defect in excretion may be within the biliary canaliculi of the hepatocyte and in the microscopic bile ducts (intrahepatic cholestasis) or there may be mechanical obstruction to the extrahepatic biliary excretory apparatus (extrahepatic cholestasis).
induce migration of foamy macrophages and stimulate the formation of crystals in hepatocytes and bile ducts, obstructing bile canaliculi with the consequent accumulation of phylloerythrin in circulation and in the skin, which causes phototoxic dermatitis.
It consists of specialized bone cells, mineralized and unmineralized connective tissue matrix, and spaces including the bone marrow cavity, vascular canals, canaliculi, and lacunae that contain osteocytes.
24) Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that claudin expression influence bile canaliculi formation.
Furthermore, bile canaliculi staining was seen in mouse and rat liver with a chemical reaction selective for sialic acid involving a thiocarbohydrazide-silver protein-physical development (TCH-SP-PD) procedure [42].