bile ducts

bile duct

noun Anatomy.
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:
1765–75

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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  
Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.
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The passages in the liver and gallbladder that move bile into the duodenum.

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