A half canal; a deep groove on the edge of a bone that, uniting with a similar groove or part of an adjoining bone, forms a complete canal. SYN: semicanalis.
- s. of auditory tube SYN: canal for pharyngotympanic (auditory) tube.
- s. for tensor tympani muscle SYN: canal for tensor tympani muscle.

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semi·ca·nal (sem″e-kə-nalґ) a channel that is open on one side; called also semicanalis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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