intracellular canaliculi

intracellular canaliculi

[¦in·trə′sel·yə·lər ‚kan·əl′ik·yə‚lī]
(cell and molecular biology)
A system of minute canals within certain gland cells which are thought to drain the glandular secretions.
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luteipes, the single layered epithelium had different cell types: (i) columnar cells with a large nucleus, and with intracellular canaliculi that opened into the lumen; and (ii) cubic cells, without intracellular canaliculi, closely associated with the cuticle (Fig.
(D) Section of the spermathecal duct showing epithelial cells (ec) and class III secretory cells (sc) with intracellular canaliculi (ic), which open in pores (p) through the cuticle (ct).
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