canaliculus

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

Definition of canaliculus 

: a minute canal in a bodily structure

Other Words from canaliculus

canalicular \-lər \ adjective

First Known Use of canaliculus

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for canaliculus

Latin, diminutive of canalis

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canaliculus

noun
can·a·lic·u·lus | \-yə-ləs \
plural canaliculi\-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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