Definition of Duct

1. Noun. A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance. "Poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"

2. Noun. A continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls.
Group relationships: Tracheophyte, Vascular Plant
Generic synonyms: Plant Part, Plant Structure
Specialized synonyms: Laticifer

3. Noun. An enclosed conduit for a fluid.
Specialized synonyms: Air-intake, Air Duct, Air Passage, Airway
Generic synonyms: Conduit

Definition of Duct

1. n. Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed.

Definition of Duct

1. Noun. A pipe, tube or canal which carries air or liquid from one place to another. ¹

2. Noun. An enclosure or channel for electrical cable runs. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) Guidance; direction. ¹

4. Verb. To channel something through a duct (or series of ducts) ¹

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Definition of Duct

1. to convey through a duct (a tubular passage) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Duct

1. A passage with well defined walls, especially a tube for the passage of excretions or secretions. Synonym: ductus. Origin: L. Ductus from ducere = to draw or lead This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duct

ducks and drakes
ducks on the pond
duckweed family
duct (current term)
duct engine
duct gland
duct of epididymis
duct of sweat glands
duct papilloma
duct tape
ductal aneurysm
ductal carcinoma
ductal carcinoma in situ
ductal hyperplasia
ductal papilloma

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