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Meaning of DUCT

Pronunciation:  dukt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an enclosed conduit for a fluid
  2. [n]  a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
  3. [n]  a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls

DUCT is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: canal, channel, epithelial duct
 See Also: air duct, air passage, air-intake, airway, alimentary canal, alimentary tract, ampulla, aqueductus cerebri, bile duct, bronchiole, canal of Schlemm, canaliculus, canalis cervicis uteri, canalis inguinalis, canalis vertebralis, cartilaginous tube, cerebral aqueduct, cervical canal, common bile duct, conduit, digestive tract, digestive tube, ductule, ductulus, ductus deferens, ejaculatory duct, epididymis, gastrointestinal tract, GI tract, Haversian canal, hepatic duct, inguinal canal, lachrymal duct, lacrimal duct, lactiferous duct, lymph vessel, lymphatic vessel, nasolacrimal duct, pancreatic duct, passage, passageway, plant part, pore, salivary duct, Schlemm's canal, seminal duct, sinus, sinus venosus sclerae, spinal canal, Sylvian aqueduct, tear duct, tracheophyte, umbilical cord, ureter, urethra, vagina, vas deferens, vascular plant, venous sinus, vertebral canal



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Duct\, 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.

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

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

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

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

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A tube through which body fluids pass.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adit, aqueduct, canal, channel, conduit, course, ditch, egress, emunctory, entrance, Eustachian tube, exit, Fallopian tube, fistula, ingress, intestines, meatus, ostium, oviduct, passage, passageway, pore, salpinx, thoracic duct, trench, trough, troughing, troughway, tunnel, ureter, urethra, vagina, vas, vessel, watercourse, way