canaliculitis


canaliculitis

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n.
inflammation of a canaliculus, especially a lacrimal canaliculus (see lacrimal apparatus).

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can·a·lic·u·li·tis (kan″ə-lik″u-liґtis) [L. canaliculus, from canalis channel + -itis inflammation] inflammation of the lacrimal ducts.

Canaliculitis, with conjunctivitis, inflamed punctum, and expressible discharge from the canaliculus.


Medical dictionary. 2011.