Duct

Duct

(dkt), 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.
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2. (Anat.) One of the vessels of an animal body by which the products of glandular secretion are conveyed to their destination.
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3. (Bot.) A large, elongated cell, either round or prismatic, usually found associated with woody fiber.
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Ducts are classified, according to the character of the surface of their walls, or their structure, as annular, spiral, scalariform, etc.
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4. Guidance; direction. [Obs.] Hammond.
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