Definition of Canaliculus

1. Noun. A small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants.

Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Derivative terms: Canalicular

Definition of Canaliculus

1. n. A minute canal.

Definition of Canaliculus

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of many small canals or ducts in bone or in some plants ¹

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Definition of Canaliculus


Medical Definition of Canaliculus

1. A small canal or channel. See: iter. Origin: L. Dim. Fr. Canalis, canal (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Canaliculus

canales palatini minores
canales semicirculares anterior
canales semicirculares lateralis
canales semicirculares ossei
canales semicirculares posterior
canalicular adenoma
canalicular ducts
canalicular sphincter
canaliculi caroticotympanici
canaliculi dentales
canaliculus (current term)
canaliculus chordae tympani
canaliculus cochleae
canaliculus innominatus
canaliculus lacrimalis
canaliculus mastoideus
canaliculus reuniens
canaliculus tympanicus
canalis adductorius
canalis analis
canalis caroticus

Literary usage of Canaliculus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1913)
"348—Weber's canaliculus knife. the punctum. The handle is now depressed into the horizontal position, and the instrument pushed along the canal until the ..."

2. Transactions of the Annual Meeting by Ohio State Medical Society (1897)
"SHALL WE OPERATE THROUGH THE UPPER OR LOWER canaliculus? BY SC AYRES, MD, CINCINNATI, O. There seems to be quite a diversity of opinion among writers as to ..."

3. A Manual of Operative Surgery by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1878)
"It may become necessary to slit up the canaliculus in order to correct a malposition of the punctum, or to facilitate catheterization of the sac and nasal ..."

4. A Manual of the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Eye by Edward Jackson (1907)
"Syringing of the passages is done either through the normal canaliculus, after slight dilatation of the punc- tum, or through the slit canaliculus. ..."

5. Diseases of the Eye: A Practical Treatise for Students of Ophthalmology by George Andreas Berry (1893)
"It is then passed along the canaliculus till its point touches the inner wall of ... 186. is being slit, and downwards in the case of the upper canaliculus. ..."

6. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells, Charles Stedman Bull (1880)
"Care should be taken that the canaliculus is divided to its full extent. For slitting the upper punctum and canaliculus this knife, or the grooved director ..."

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