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duct

Noun

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" [syn: 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

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English

Pronunciation

  • dŭkt, /dʌkt/, /dVkt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌkt

Etymology

ductus, past participle of ducere "to lead, draw"

Noun

  1. a pipe, tube or canal which carries air or liquid from one place to another, as in heating and air-conditioning ducts.

Translations

Verb

  1. To channel something through a duct (or series of ducts)

Extensive Definition

A duct may refer to:
Telecommunication

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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