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aqueduct

[ak-wi-duhkt]
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noun
  1. Civil Engineering.
    1. a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance, usually by means of gravity.
    2. a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.
  2. Anatomy. a canal or passage through which liquids pass.
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Origin of aqueduct

< Medieval Latin aquēductus < Latin aquae ductus a drawing off of water. See aqua, duct
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British Dictionary definitions for aqueduct

aqueduct

noun
  1. a conduit used to convey water over a long distance, either by a tunnel or more usually by a bridge
  2. a structure, usually a bridge, that carries such a conduit or a canal across a valley or river
  3. a channel in an organ or part of the body, esp one that conveys a natural body fluid
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin aquaeductus, from aqua water + dūcere to convey
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Word Origin and History for aqueduct

n.

1530s, from Latin aquaeductus "conveyance of water," from aquae, genitive of aqua "water" (see aqua-), + ductus "a leading, conducting," past participle of ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)).

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aqueduct in Medicine

aqueduct

(ăkwĭ-dŭkt′)
n.
  1. A channel or passage in a body part or an organ.
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