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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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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DCR tube was then passed through the upper and lower canaliculi, the probes of which were delivered into the nasal cavity by the ENT surgeon.
(45-47) If no staining of the cotton tip is observed (negative result) this indicates lacrimal pump failure such as stenosis of the puncta or canaliculi as no tear fluid entered the nasolacrimal sac prior to syringing.
Its existence in bile canaliculi, kidneys, testes and intestine has also been documented8.
Fine-needle aspiration cytology of the mass revealed the presence of bile canaliculi and bile formation, an extremely rare finding.
Lacunae, canaliculi, and haversian canals of size varying from nano to micro meters, act as natural cavities.
The hepatocytes appeared normal, and the lobules and bile canaliculi were well outlined.
The production of the tears and removal of excess tears is the function of lacrimal apparatus which consist of lacrimal glands, puncti, canaliculi, lacrimal sac and nasolacrimal duct.
Bile plugs were noted in the bile ducts and the canaliculi. However, unlike in the case reported by Faa et al.
The puncti were dilated with Nettleship dilator and using Bowman probes, the canaliculi were dilated up to the medial wall of the lacrimal sac (hard stop).
Scale bar : 2 um; 15, mature macrogamete full of amylopectin granules (A) and canaliculi (C).
Osteocytes are the mechanosensory cells of bone and have an extensive network of canaliculi well suited for this process.