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aqueduct
Pont du Gard,
near Nîmes, France

aq·ue·duct

 (ăk′wĭ-dŭkt′)
n.
1.
a. A pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.
b. A bridgelike structure supporting a conduit or canal passing over a river or low ground.
2. Anatomy A channel or passage in an organ or a body part, especially such a channel for conveying fluid.

[Latin aquaeductus : aquae, genitive of aqua, water; see aqua + ductus, a leading; see duct.]

aqueduct

(ˈækwɪˌdʌkt)
n
1. (Civil Engineering) a conduit used to convey water over a long distance, either by a tunnel or more usually by a bridge
2. (Civil Engineering) a structure, usually a bridge, that carries such a conduit or a canal across a valley or river
3. (Anatomy) a channel in an organ or part of the body, esp one that conveys a natural body fluid
[C16: from Latin aquaeductus, from aqua water + dūcere to convey]

aq•ue•duct

(ˈæk wɪˌdʌkt)

n.
1.
a. a conduit or artificial channel for conducting water from a distance.
b. a bridgelike structure that carries a water conduit or canal across a valley or over a river.
2. Anat. a canal through which liquids pass.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin aquēductus < Latin aquae ductus a drawing off of water; see aqua, duct]

aqueduct

An elevated masonry or brick channel for carrying water, widely used by the Romans.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valleyaqueduct - a conduit that resembles a bridge but carries water over a valley
arch - (architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it
conduit - a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass; "the computers were connected through a system of conduits"

aqueduct

noun conduit, channel, passage, canal, waterway, duct, sluice an old Roman aqueduct
Translations
akvedukti
akvaduktakvedukt
vodovod

aqueduct

[ˈækwɪdʌkt] Nacueducto m

aqueduct

[ˈækwɪdʌkt] naqueduc m

aqueduct

nAquädukt m or nt

aqueduct

[ˈækwɪˌdʌkt] nacquedotto
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- Enlarged vestibular aqueduct: The vestibular aqueduct is enlarged in the presence of a normal cochlea, vestibule, and semicircular canals.
And he will have a great story when people say to him 'Tell us something about yourself that no-one else knows'!"Jen and Paul have been told Alex has EVA (enlarged vestibular aqueduct) syndrome - a structural deformity of the inner ear.
Alex has EVA (enlarged vestibular aqueduct) syndrome -- a structural deformity of the inner ear.
Near the inner ear are two pathways carrying blood to the brain--the cochlear aqueduct and the vestibular aqueduct. The bubbles can travel rapidly up the aqueducts into the brain where they can "function as a stroke," Giordano said.
Eisa suffers from progressive sensorineural hearing loss in both ears, brought on by an enlarged vestibular aqueduct. This is the area that houses the cochlea, which detects sound waves, enabling us to hear.
When presuming an otic capsule dehiscence, it is important to consider other conditions that might resemble or mimic a third window syndrome, as is the case of vestibular aqueduct enlargement or perilymphatic fistula.
It is a genetic disorder that shows clinical variability for sensorineural hearing loss and enlarged vestibular aqueduct (EVA) accomplished with manifestation of goiter due to thyroid dysfunction, whereas sensorineural deafness along with EVA characterizes DFNB4 (OMIM#600791) (Li et al., 1998).
Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct Syndrome: A Case Report
The mean diameter of the endolymphatic duct is 0.16x0.41 mm at the internal aperture of the vestibular aqueduct and 0.09x0.20 mm at the isthmus (25).
Suggestive signs of a possible gusher are dilation of the internal auditory canal fundus, dilation of the vestibule, widening of the vestibular aqueduct (diameter: >1.5 mm), widening of the cochlear aqueduct, cochlear dysplasia (widening of the upper cochlear canal >2.2 mm, an incomplete cochlear partition, or modiolus abnormalities), and dilation of the first portion of the facial canal.
A total of 7 radiologically distinct inner ear malformations were detected in 19 (23%) children including sclerotic cochlea as a sequela of meningitis (n=6), Mondini deformity (n=3), cochlea dysplasia (n=3), large vestibular aqueduct syndrome (LVAS) (n=3), large internal auditory canal (n=2), semicircular canal aplasia (n=1), and semicircular canal dysplasia (n=1).
In adults, the vestibular aqueduct presents a diameter of 0.4-1.0 mm, with a mean value of 0.62 mm [1, 2].