conduit

[ kon-dwit, -doo-it, -dyoo-it, -dit ]
/ ˈkɒn dwɪt, -du ɪt, -dyu ɪt, -dɪt /

noun

a pipe, tube, or the like, for conveying water or other fluid.
a similar natural passage.
Electricity. a structure containing one or more ducts.
Archaic. a fountain.

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Origin of conduit

1300–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French < Medieval Latin conductus pipe channel; see conduce, duct
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British Dictionary definitions for conduit

conduit
/ (ˈkɒndɪt, -djʊɪt) /

noun

a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid
a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables
an agency or means of access, communication, etc
botany a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid
a rare word for fountain

Word Origin for conduit

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin conductus channel, aqueduct, from Latin condūcere to lead, conduce
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Medical definitions for conduit

conduit
[ kŏndōō-ĭt ]

n.

A channel for the passage of fluids.
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