Definition of canalicular in US English:

canalicular

adjective

Anatomy
  • See canaliculus

    • ‘Elastin synthesis is increased during the canalicular and saccular stage of fetal development and reaches a peak during alveolarization in the neonatal stage.’
    • ‘The two extremes of the spectrum, canalicular adenoma and myoepithelioma, are represented by exclusive luminal cell and myoepithelial cell differentiation, respectively.’
    • ‘Excess of these metabolites in the urine in obstetric cholestasis may be related to malfunction of biliary canalicular transporters normally responsible for their secretion from hepatocytes into bile.’
    • ‘There was some cytoplasmic and canalicular bile formation.’
    • ‘Four histologic types are recognized: total, canalicular, exocrine, and endocrine heterotopia.’

Pronunciation

canalicular

/-ˈikyələr/