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

bile ducts definition


The passages in the liver and gallbladder that move bile into the duodenum.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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