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English Dictionary: duct by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
duct
n
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel
  2. a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls
  3. an enclosed conduit for a fluid
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Duct \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
            destination.
  
      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.
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