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Duct   /dəkt/   Listen
Duct

noun
1.
A bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.  Synonyms: canal, channel, epithelial duct.  "The alimentary canal" , "Poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
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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"Duct" Quotes from Famous Books



... of this little fish are so small and thin that without minute inspection you would suppose they had none. they are filled with roes of a pure white colour and have scarcely any perceptable alimentary duct. I find them best when cooked in Indian stile, which is by roasting a number of them together on a wooden spit without any previous preperation whatever. they are so fat they require no additional sauce, and I think them superior to any fish I ever tasted, even ...
— The Journals of Lewis and Clark • Meriwether Lewis et al

... made his way along the parapet until he came to a new stove which he had been told marked the best spot for lowering the rope. He could hear the soldiers talking near at hand, but the fog made him invisible. Unrolling his rope, and fastening his rope to the parapet by threading it through a water-duct, he flung it over; then, with a prayer and a thought of ...
— The World's Greatest Books, Vol VIII • Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.



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