Duct Duct (d[u^]kt), n. [L. ductus a leading, conducting, conduit, fr. ducere, ductum, to lead. See {Duke}, and cf. {Douche}.] 1. Any tube or canal by which a fluid or other substance is conducted or conveyed. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) One of the vessels of an animal body by which the products of glandular secretion are conveyed to their destination. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) A large, elongated cell, either round or prismatic, usually found associated with woody fiber. [1913 Webster]

Note: Ducts are classified, according to the character of the surface of their walls, or their structure, as annular, spiral, scalariform, etc. [1913 Webster]

4. Guidance; direction. [Obs.] --Hammond. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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