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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It is located well below the clearly recognizable nasoturbinal ridge and immediately anterior to the anterior process of the lacrimal, which contains the opening of the nasolacrimal canal. In life, this duct probably continued anteriorly to the septomaxilla, to open in or near the external nares.
(10, 11) The smaller nasolacrimal canal diameter and hormonal factors may be responsible for the increased predilection in females.