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Definitions of duct

  1. a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an enclosed conduit for a fluid Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. One of the vessels of an animal body by which the products of glandular secretion are conveyed to their destination. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A large, elongated cell, either round or prismatic, usually found associated with woody fiber. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A tube conveying fluids in animal bodies or plants. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Tube conveying fluid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. A tube for conveying fluid. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. Any tube or canal by which a fluid is conducted or conveyed, especially in the internal structures of animals and plants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. A tube or pipe for conveying a fluid; a canal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. Also ductus. Any tube which conveys fluid or other substance; a tube formed by a series of cells which have lost their walls at the points of contact. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for duct

  1. It shows the columnar epithelium of the surface dipping down into the duct D of the gland, from which two tubes branch off. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  2. As he went from duct to duct he had an almost ridiculous feeling of freedom and power. – Gold in the Sky by Alan Edward Nourse
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