canaliculus


canaliculus

< /ˌkæn lˈɪk yəˌlaɪ/. Anatomy, Zoology.

  1. a small canal or tubular passage, as in bone.

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

  1. a small channel, furrow, or groove, as in some bones and parts of plants

n. pl. can•a•lic•u•li (-lī′)

  1. A small canal or duct in the body, as one of the minute channels in compact bone.

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