lacrimal canaliculus


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Related to lacrimal canaliculus: Punctum lacrimale, Puncta lacrimalia

lacrimal canaliculus

[′lak·rə·məl ‚kan·ə′lik·yə·ləs]
(anatomy)
A small tube lined with stratified squamous epithelium which runs vertically a short distance from the punctum of each eyelid and then turns horizontally in the lacrimal part of the lid margin to the lacrimal sac. Also known as lacrimal duct.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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