bile duct

  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.

Origin of bile duct

First recorded in 1765–75

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Scientific definitions for bile duct

bile duct

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

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