Definition of Bile duct

1. Noun. A duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum.

Exact synonyms: Common Bile Duct
Generic synonyms: Canal, Channel, Duct, Epithelial Duct
Group relationships: Liver
Terms within: Musculus Sphincter Ductus Choledochi

Definition of Bile duct

1. Noun. (anatomy) Any of a number of long tube-like structures that carry bile. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bile duct

1. A duct that carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bile Duct

bile-salt sulfotransferase
bile acid
bile acid-CoA ligase
bile acid 3alpha-sulfate sulfohydrolase
bile acid 7 alpha-dehydroxylase
bile acid 7alpha-dehydratase
bile acid tolerance test
bile acids
bile acids and salts
bile alcohol
bile canaliculi
bile capillary
bile cyst
bile duct (current term)
bile duct pressure
bile duct stricture
bile ducts
bile esculin test
bile gastritis
bile nephrosis
bile papilla
bile peritonitis
bile pigment
bile pigment haemoglobin
bile pigments
bile reflux
bile salt
bile salt agar

Literary usage of Bile duct

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1921)
"Bile-duct transplanted to intestine below the pancreas by direct implantation ... Widely distended bile-duct which was transplanted at previous operation, b ..."

2. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1922)
"Under ether, the bile duct was exposed close to its entrance into the duodenum. By the use of the mechanical stage the cannula was then introduced either ..."

3. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"... diverticulum or reservoir the gall-bladder ; of the communicating tube, cystic duct, and of the united cystic and hepatic ducts, the common bile-duct or ..."

4. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1889)
"Common bile-duct distended and obstructed by medullary cancer growing from ... Common bile-duct at duodenal orifice obstructed by a cherry- sized tumor. ..."

5. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"447), to form the bile-duct. As it descends, the common hepatic ... The bile-duct is from three and a half to four inches long (8.7 to 10 cm.). ..."

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