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n. ( pl.canaliculi) a small channel or canal. Canaliculi occur, for example, in compact bone, linking lacunae containing bone cells. Bile canaliculi are minute channels within the liver that transport bile to the bile duct. Lacrimal canaliculi drain tears into the lacrimal sac (see lacrimal apparatus).

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