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.
Origin of bile duct
First recorded in 1765–75
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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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Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.
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