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Hyaloid canal

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Hyaloid canal

a minute canal running through the vitreous from the discus nervi optici to the lens, containing in foetal life a prolongation of the central artery of the retina, the hyaloid artery.

See: vitreous, hyaloid artery.

Synonym: canalis hyaloideus, central canal of the vitreous, Cloquet's canal, Stilling's canal.