bile duct
noun Date: 1774 a duct by which bile passes from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum

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  • bile duct — n a duct by which bile passes from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum * * * any of the ducts that convey bile from the liver. Bile is drained from the liver cells by many small ducts that unite to form the main bile duct of the liver, the… …   Medical dictionary

  • bile duct — bile′ duct n. anat. a common duct that transports bile from the liver and gall bladder to the small intestine • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • bile duct — ► NOUN ▪ the tube which conveys bile from the liver and the gall bladder to the duodenum …   English terms dictionary

  • Bile duct — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = Digestive system diagram showing the bile duct Caption2 = An intraoperative cholangiogram, which is an X Ray of the bile ducts during a laprascopic cholecystectomy System …   Wikipedia

  • bile duct — noun a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum • Syn: ↑common bile duct • Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • Part Holonyms: ↑liver …   Useful english dictionary

  • bile duct — any of the ducts that convey bile from the liver. Bile is drained from the liver cells by many small ducts into the right and left hepatic ducts, which unite to form the main bile duct of the liver, the common hepatic duct. This joins the cystic… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bile duct — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bile duct : singular bile duct plural bile ducts medical a tube in the body that carries bile from your liver and your gall bladder to your small intestine …   English dictionary

  • bile duct — Anat. 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. [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • bile duct — noun the duct which conveys bile from the liver and the gall bladder to the duodenum …   English new terms dictionary

  • bile-duct — n. Biliary duct, hepatic duct …   New dictionary of synonyms

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