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CANAL. A trench dug for leading water in a particular direction, and confining it.
     2. Public canals are generally protected by the law which authorizes their being made. Various points have arisen under numerous laws authorizing the construction of canals, which have been decided in cases reported in 1 Yeates, 430; 1 Binn. 70; 1 Pennsyl. 462; 2 Pennsyl. 517; 7 Mass. 169; 1 Sumu. 46; 20 Johns. 103, 735; 2 Johns. 283; 7 John. Ch. 315; 1 Wend. 474; 5 Wend. 166; 8 Wend. 469; 4 Wend. 667; 6 Cowen, 698; 7 Cowen, 526 4 Hamm. 253; 5 Hamm. 141, 391; 6 Hamm. 126; 1 N. H. Rep. 339; See River.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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More than 40 years later, in 1899, Mott and Barett hypothesized that tumor originated from the cells of embryonic epithelial remnants of craniopharyngeal canal, while Lewis in 1910 published the first attempt of its surgical removal.
Transsphenoidal encephaloceles have often been attributed to persistence of the craniopharyngeal canal. The craniopharyngeal (or transsphenoidal) canal is a vertical midline defect in the skull base.
The etiology of the craniopharyngeal canal is unknown, although two theories have been proposed to explain its origin.