bone canaliculus


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bone can·a·lic·u·lus

the canaliculus interconnecting bone lacunae with one another or with a haversian canal; contains the interconnecting cytoplasmic processes of osteocytes.

bone canaliculus

n.
Any of various channels interconnecting bone lacunae or connecting them with a haversian canal.

bone can·a·lic·u·lus

(bōn kan'ă-lik'yŭ-lŭs)
Canaliculus connecting bone lacunae with one another or with a haversian canal; contains the interconnecting cytoplasmic processes of osteocytes.

canaliculus

pl. canaliculi [L.] an extremely narrow tubular passage or channel.

bile canaliculus
fine tubular channels forming a three-dimensional network within the parenchyma of the liver. They join to form the bile ductules and eventually the hepatic duct.
bone canaliculus
branching tubular passages radiating like wheel spokes from each bone lacuna to connect with the canaliculi of adjacent lacunae, and with the haversian canal.
dentinal canaliculus
in the tooth dentine; converge towards the pulp of the tooth.
intracellular canaliculus
intracellular connection between apical plasmalemma and cytoplasm proper of the parietal cells in the gastric mucosa.
lacrimal canaliculus
the short passage in an eyelid, beginning at the lacrimal point and draining tears from the lacrimal lake to the lacrimal sac; called also lacrimal duct. See also lacrimal apparatus.
mastoid canaliculus
a small channel in the temporal bone transmitting the tympanic branch of the vagus nerve.
secretory canaliculus
small canals in serous glandular epithelial cells connecting the cells with the luminal surface.