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duc·tule

 (dŭk′to͞ol′)
n.
A small duct.
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ductule

(ˈdʌktjuːl)
n
(Anatomy) anatomy zoology a small duct
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duc•tule

(ˈdʌk tul, -tyul)

n.
a small anatomical duct.
[1880–85]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ductule - a very small duct
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"
sweat duct - a small duct that conveys sweat from a sudoriferous gland to the surface of the skin
biliary ductule - excretory ducts of the liver; empty into the hepatic ducts
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Translations

duc·tule

n. túbulo, conducto pequeño.
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BDA is composed of a small aggregate of noncystic bile ductules associated with varying degrees of inflammation and fibrosis (2, 3).
A subsequent liver biopsy showed no cirrhosis, two bile ducts were observed, bile plugging was observed in ductules. Parenchyma showed marked intracellular and extracellular cholestasis with lobular inflammation.
Estrogen involves in regulation of male reproduction, including the function of Sertoli and Leydig cells in the testis and sperm maturation in the efferent ductules and epididymis [23, 25].
After giving birth, breast lobules switch to a secretory phenotype and ductules are found to be dilated.
This primary bile is then modified along ductules and ducts by absorptive and secretory processes that take place in the cholangiocyte epithelium [23].
Ductular reaction consists in proliferation of small interanastomosing ductules located at the periphery of portal tracts and represents the most consistent indicator of the presence of biliary obstruction [20].
sicula-untreated males, IHC investigations showed that only the corpus appeared devoid of ER[alpha] immunoreactivity, while the efferent ductules and cauda were positive to ir-Er[alpha] signal (Figure 3(f)).
Bile duct ligation (BDL), a commonly used rat model of liver fibrosis, stimulates the proliferation of biliary epithelial cells and oval cells resulting in proliferating bile ductules and an accompanying portal inflammation, fibrosis, and a secondary biliary cirrhosis, similar to that of humans.
(126, 127) Glutamine synthetase is usually not expressed in hepatocytes around fibrous scars containing arteries and bile ductules. This unique "maplike" pattern is seen in virtually all FNH cases, including those that are morphologically uncharacteristic (Figure 6, A).
The rats that did not present dilatation in the diameter of the bile duct, absence of ductular reaction (i.e., increased number of ductules and ducts), fibrosis in the liver tissue, and those that died during the course of the experiment were excluded and replaced by other animals.
Microscopic features of pleomorphic adenoma: Wellencapsulated tumour tissue with heterogenous stromal elements consisting of chondromyxoid, fibrous and hyaline areas, and ducts and ductules of varying sizes lined by luminal cuboidal epithelial cells and outer layer epithelial cell.
They were located outside the basement membrane of growing or fully mature bile ductules or at a short distance from them and contained no electron microscopic features to identify them (Figures 1(a), 1(b), 3(a), and 3(b)).