canaliculus


can·a·lic·u·lus

noun \ˌka-nə-ˈli-kyə-ləs\
plural can·a·lic·u·li\-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Definition of CANALICULUS

:  a minute canal in a bodily structure
can·a·lic·u·lar \-lər\ adjective

Origin of CANALICULUS

Latin, diminutive of canalis
First Known Use: circa 1839

can·a·lic·u·lus

noun \-yə-ləs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural can·a·lic·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

Medical Definition of CANALICULUS

: a minute canal in a bodily structure: as a : one of the hairlike channels ramifying a haversian system in bone and linking the lacunae with one another and with the haversian canal b : one of the narrow spaces between cells in the anastomosing cords of cells that make up a liver lobule

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