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bile duct

noun, Anatomy
1.
a large duct that transports bile from the liver to the duodenum, having in humans and many other vertebrates a side branch to a gallbladder for bile storage.
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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  • Infection in the common bile duct from obstruction is common and serious.
  • It poses less of a risk for bile duct injury compared with laparoscopy.
  • Bracing the corners of each lobule column are an artery and a vein that carry blood and a bile duct that drains bile.
bile duct in Medicine

bile duct or biliary duct
n.
Any of the excretory ducts in the liver that convey bile between the liver and the intestine, including the hepatic, cystic, and common bile ducts. Also called gall duct.

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bile duct in Science
bile duct  
Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.
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