bile duct

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bile duct n. any of the ducts that convey bile from the liver. Many small ducts drain into the right and left hepatic ducts, which unite to form the main bile duct, the common hepatic duct. This joins the cystic duct, which leads from the gall bladder, to form the common bile duct, which drains into the duodenum.

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bile duct The tube through which bile passes from the liver or (when present) the gall bladder to the duodenum.

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bile duct • n. the duct that conveys bile from the liver and the gallbladder to the duodenum.