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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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Bile canaliculus was formed by the edge on both sides of the adjacent hepatocytes, spreading over the liver parenchyma, and expanded into cellular gaps (Fig.
On the 17th day, it was observed that hepatocytes were arranged in rows as that in the adult liver and that the bile canaliculus existed among them (6).
In general, bile formation depends on the generation of osmotic gradients within the bile canaliculus by specific bile acid and organic anion transporters (Meier 1995).