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aqueduct

[ ak-wi-duhkt ]
/ ˈæk wɪˌdʌkt /
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noun

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.
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
/ (ˈækwɪˌdʌkt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for aqueduct

C16: from Latin aquaeductus, from aqua water + dūcere to convey
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for aqueduct

aqueduct
[ ăkwĭ-dŭkt′ ]

n.

A channel or passage in a body part or an organ.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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