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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • 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.

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  • n. Any of a number of long tube-like structures that carry bile.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a duct formed by the hepatic and cystic ducts; opens into the duodenum


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