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bile duct

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noun Anatomy.
  1. 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.
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Origin of bile duct

First recorded in 1765–75
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bile ducts in Medicine

bile duct

n.
  1. 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.gall duct
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bile ducts in Science

bile duct

  1. Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.
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bile ducts in Culture

bile ducts

The passages in the liver and gallbladder that move bile into the duodenum.

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