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hyaloid canal

 

Definition: a minute canal running through the vitreous body from the optic disc to the lens, containing in fetal life a prolongation of the central artery of the retina, the hyaloid artery.

See: vitreous, hyaloid artery

Synonym(s): canalis hyaloideusTA, central canal of the vitreous, Cloquet canal, Stilling canal

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