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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling a canaliculus

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  • In anatomy and zoology, resembling a small canal; canal-shaped.
  • Of or pertaining to canaliculi; canaliculate.

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  • adj. relating to or like or having a canaliculus


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