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Definition 1: an enclosed conduit for a fluid - [noun denoting artifact]

(duct is a kind of ...) a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

"the computers were connected through a system of conduits"

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct that admits air to be mixed with fuel

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct that provides ventilation (as in mines)

Definition 2: a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance - [noun denoting body]

Samples where duct or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tear duct was obstructed
  • the alimentary canal
  • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

Synonyms for duct in the sense of this definition

(duct is a kind of ...) a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass

"the nasal passages"

(... is a kind of duct ) any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

(... is a kind of duct ) a canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles

(... is a kind of duct ) either of a pair of thick-walled tubes that carry urine from the kidney to the urinary bladder

(... is a kind of duct ) duct through which urine is discharged in most mammals and which serves as the male genital duct

(... is a kind of duct ) a spindle-shaped canal extending from the uterus to the vagina

(... is a kind of duct ) membranous duct connecting the fetus with the placenta

(... is a kind of duct ) the lower part of the female reproductive tract; a moist canal in female mammals extending from the labia minora to the uterus

"the vagina receives the penis during coitus" "the vagina is elastic enough to allow the passage of a fetus"

(... is a kind of duct ) a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

(... is a kind of duct ) the efferent duct of the testis in man

(... is a kind of duct ) a part of the seminal duct formed by the duct from the seminal vesicle and the vas deferens; passes through the prostate gland

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct with cartilaginous walls

(... is a kind of duct ) any of the smallest bronchial ducts; ending in alveoli

(... is a kind of duct ) tubular passage of mucous membrane and muscle extending about 8.3 meters from mouth to anus; functions in digestion and elimination

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct through which saliva passes from the salivary gland into the mouth

(... is a kind of duct ) a vascular duct that carries lymph which is eventually added to the venous blood circulation

(... is a kind of duct ) the canal in successive vertebrae through which the spinal cord passes

(... is a kind of duct ) a very small duct

(... is a kind of duct ) a small canal or duct as in some bones and parts of plants

(... is a kind of duct ) a circular canal in the eye that drains aqueous humor from the anterior chamber of the eye into the anterior ciliary veins

(... is a kind of duct ) a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel

(... is a kind of duct ) any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity

(... is a kind of duct ) any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone

(... is a kind of duct ) the duct that drains bile from the liver

(... is a kind of duct ) oblique passage through the lower abdominal wall; in males it is the passage through which the testes descend into the scrotum and it contains the spermatic cord; in females it transmits the round ligament of the uterus

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum

(... is a kind of duct ) a duct connecting the pancreas with the intestine

(... is a kind of duct ) ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple

(duct is a part of ...) the dilated portion of a canal or duct especially of the semicircular canals of the ear

Definition 3: a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls - [noun denoting plant]

(duct is a kind of ...) any part of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of duct ) a plant duct containing latex

(... is part of duct) green plant having a vascular system: ferns, gymnosperms, angiosperms

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