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canaliculus

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noun can·a·lic·u·lus \ˌka-nə-ˈli-kyə-ləs\

Definition of canaliculus

plural can·a·lic·u·liplay \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\

  1. :  a minute canal in a bodily structure

can·a·lic·u·lar play \-lər\ adjective


Origin of canaliculus

Latin, diminutive of canalis


First Known Use: circa 1839


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canaliculus

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noun can·a·lic·u·lus \-yə-ləs\

Medical Definition of canaliculus

plural can·a·lic·u·li \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\play

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



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