a small canal or tubular passage, as in bone.
noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a small channel, furrow, or groove, as in some bones and parts of plants
canaliculitis can’a·lic’u·lar (-lĭk’yə-lər) adj.
to make a canal or canals through. to convert into a canal. to divide (a stream) into reaches with locks or dams, usually to maintain navigable depths. to divert into certain channels; give a certain direction to or provide a certain outlet for. verb (transitive) to provide with or convert into a canal or canals […]
the formation of canals; the act of canalizing. Biology. the development of an organism along relatively predictable pathways despite abnormality or injury.