canaliculus


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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.
3,4) Other pathogens known to cause concretions on the lacrimal canaliculus include, Candida albicans, Aspergillus niger, Fusobacterium species, and Nocardia asteroides.
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.
Inserted non-invasively through the punctum, Dextenza resides within the canaliculus and delivers dexamethasone to the ocular surface for approximately 30 days.
02% Mitomycin-C in topical eye solutions has been widely used in eye surgery for strabismus to reduce postoperative adhesions and in dacryocystorhinostomy to prevent obstruction of the common lacrimal canaliculus (19,20).
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 the liver bars, the surface of each hepatocytes contacts the blood pocket wall, while the other surface contacts the adjacent cells and have in between Bile canaliculus.
9 hours), needs acidic environment of the secretory canaliculus of the stimulated parietal cells, with a pH of approximately 1.
Another 5 (3%) patients still had some medial lagophthalmos after the surgery and received another supplemental medial partial intermarginal adhesion tarsorrhaphy with care to preserve the canaliculus.
Canaliculotomy was performed by making an incision in the affected canaliculus with a number 11 blade attached to a Bowman lacrimal probe.
According to the company, DEXTENZA (sustained release dexamethasone) Intracanalicular Depot is placed through the punctum, a natural opening in the eyelid, into the canaliculus and is designed to deliver dexamethasone to the ocular surface for four weeks.