bile duct

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noun Anatomy.

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.

Nearby words

  1. bildad,
  2. bildungsroman,
  3. bile,
  4. bile acid,
  5. bile canaliculus,
  6. bile ducts,
  7. bile pigment,
  8. bile salt,
  9. bilection,
  10. bilestone

Origin of bile duct

First recorded in 1765–75

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Medicine definitions for bile duct

bile duct

n.

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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Science definitions for bile duct

bile duct

Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.
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