canaliculus

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Related to Bile canaliculi: canaliculus, Canal of Hering, Space of Disse

canaliculus

[‚kan·əl′ik·yə·ləs]
(histology)
One of the minute channels in bone radiating from a Haversian canal and connecting lacunae with each other and with the canal.
A passage between the cells of the cell cords in the liver.

canaliculus

A small channel or groove, as a fluting carved on the face of a triglyph.
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Matsui H, Takeuchi S, Osada T, Fujii T, Sakai Y Enhanced bile canaliculi formation enabling direct recovery of biliary metabolites of hepatocytes in 3D collagen gel microcavities.
Bile canaliculi can also be highlighted by polyclonal carcinoembryonic antigen and CD10 immunostains, which reveal a delicate framework of linear and branching structures weaving between hepatocytes, creating the so-called canalicular pattern of staining (Figure 2).
The bile canaliculi between hepatocytes typically lie in apical cell regions, toward the center of tubules or cords, although a few perisinusoidal canaliculi do occur.