canaliculus

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

Definition of canaliculus

plural canaliculi play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: a minute canal in a bodily structure

canalicular

play \-lər\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of canaliculus

Latin, diminutive of canalis


Medical Dictionary

canaliculus

noun can·a·lic·u·lus \ -yə-ləs \

medical Definition of canaliculus

plural canaliculi play \-ˌlī, -ˌlē\
: 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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