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bile duct

n.
Any of the excretory passages in the liver that carry bile to the hepatic duct, which joins with the cystic duct to form the common bile duct opening into the duodenum. Also called biliary duct.

bile′ duct`


n.
a common duct that transports bile from the liver and gall bladder to the small intestine.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.bile duct - a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - 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"
liver - large and complicated reddish-brown glandular organ located in the upper right portion of the abdominal cavity; secretes bile and functions in metabolism of protein and carbohydrate and fat; synthesizes substances involved in the clotting of the blood; synthesizes vitamin A; detoxifies poisonous substances and breaks down worn-out erythrocytes
musculus sphincter ductus choledochi - the smooth muscle sphincter of the common bile duct
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sup][14] The surgery-related factors were also recorded, including surgery type (deceased-donor LT or living-donor LT), graft type (whole graft or partial graft), ABO-incompatible LT, number of bile ducts (single or multiple), implementation of splenectomy, implementation of ductoplasty, amount of intraoperative blood loss, operative time, and graft weight.
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