Meaning of “bile duct” in the English Dictionary


"bile duct" in English

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bile ductnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪl ˌdʌkt/ us /ˈbaɪl ˌdʌkt/ specialized

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  • If, however, digestion is not going on, the mouth of the bile duct is closed, and in that case the bile is carried by the cystic duct to the gall bladder. 
  • Into this portion opens the bile duct from the liver with the duct from the pancreas, these having been first united and then entering the intestine as a common duct. 
  • It buds off from the food tube just below the stomach, so that its waste tube, the bile duct —about the size of a goose quill—opens into the upper part of the intestine. 
  • The lemon juice tends to clear the bile duct. 
  • The liver still dumps its wastes into the intestines through the bile duct. 

(Definition of “bile duct” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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