noun, plural can·a·lic·u·li [kan-l-ik-yuh-lahy] /ˌkæn lˈɪk yəˌlaɪ/. Anatomy, Zoology.
a small canal or tubular passage, as in bone.
Origin of canaliculus
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noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a small channel, furrow, or groove, as in some bones and parts of plants
Word Origin for canaliculus
C16: from Latin: a little channel, from canālis canal
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n. pl. can•a•lic•u•li (-lī′)
A small canal or duct in the body, as one of the minute channels in compact bone.
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