HyperDic: duct

English > 3 senses of the word duct:
NOUNbodyduct, epithelial duct, canal, channela bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
plantducta continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
artifactductan enclosed conduit for a fluid
duct > pronunciation
Rhymesabduct ... viaduct: 19 rhymes with ahkt...
English > duct: 3 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.
Example"the tear duct was obstructed"
Synonymsepithelial duct, canal, channel
PartsampullaThe dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear
NarrowerHaversian canalAny of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone
alimentary canal, alimentary tract, digestive tube, digestive tract, gastrointestinal tract, GI tracttubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus
bronchioleAny of the smallest bronchial ducts
canal of Schlemm, Schlemm's canal, sinus venosus scleraeA circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins
canaliculusA small canal or duct / duct as in some bones and parts of plants
cartilaginous tubeA duct with cartilaginous walls
cerebral aqueduct, Sylvian aqueduct, aqueductus cerebriA canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles
cervical canal, canalis cervicis uteriA spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina
common bile duct, bile ductA duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts
ductule, ductulusA very small duct
ejaculatory ductA part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens
epididymisA convoluted tubule in each testis
hepatic ductThe duct that drains bile from the liver
inguinal canal, canalis inguinalisoblique passage through the lower abdominal wall
lacrimal duct, lachrymal duct, tear ductAny of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
lactiferous ductducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
lymph vessel, lymphatic vesselA vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation
nasolacrimal ductA duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity
pancreatic ductA duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine
poreAny small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal
salivary ductA duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth
seminal ductThe efferent duct of the testis in man
spinal canal, vertebral canal, canalis vertebralisThe canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes
umbilical cord, umbilicalmembranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta
ureterEither of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder
urethraduct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct
vaginaThe lower part of the female reproductive tract
vas deferens, ductus deferensA duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
venous sinus, sinusA wide channel containing blood
Broaderpassage, passagewayA path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
Spanishcanal, conducto, vía
Catalancanal, via
Adjectivesductlessnot having a duct
English > duct: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningA continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls.
Part ofvascular plant, tracheophytegreen plant having a vascular system
NarrowerlaticiferA plant duct containing latex
Broaderplant part, plant structureAny part of a plant or fungus
Spanishporo, tubo, túbulo
Catalanpor, porus
English > duct: 3 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAn enclosed conduit for a fluid.
Narrowerair-intakeA duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel
air passage, air duct, airwayA duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)
BroaderconduitA passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass
Spanishcanal, conducto, ducto, tubería

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