nasolacrimal canal


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nasolacrimal canal

[¦nā·zō′lak·rə·məl kə′nal]
(anatomy)
The bony canal that lodges the nasolacrimal duct. Also known as lacrimal canal.
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They are located directly anterior to the opening of the nasolacrimal canal and trace the probable course of the nasolacrimal duct to the rostral portion of the snout.
The ridges are somewhat less pronounced in Thrinaxodon, but in both genera the position of these ridges and their relation to the opening of the nasolacrimal canal are identical to those in Massetognathus.