- 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
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Historical Examples of bile duct
The outflow of bile is excited by the contact of the chyme with the orifice of the bile-duct.
The pylorus and two-thirds of the duodenal mucous membrane were much inflamed and the orifice of the bile-duct closed.
In the calf the pancreatic duct opens into the duodenum 15′ beyond the bile-duct and 3′ beyond the pylorus.
In the pig the pancreatic opening is 5″–7″ beyond that of the bile-duct and 6″–8″ behind the pylorus.
Of these, the one situated nearest to the pylorus always united with the bile-duct.
- 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
- Any of the passages that carry bile from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum.