oxford views updated Jun 11 2018
duct / dəkt/ •
n. a channel or tube for conveying something, in particular: ∎ (in a building or a machine) a tube or passageway for air, liquid, cables, etc. ∎ (in the body) a vessel for conveying lymph or glandular secretions such as tears or bile. ∎ (in a plant) a vessel for conveying water, sap, or air.•
v. [tr.] (usu. be ducted) convey through a duct: a ventilation system that must be ducted through the wall | [as adj.] (ducted) a ducted air system .
oxford views updated May 23 2018
†course, direction; †stroke drawn; tube or canal in an animal or vegetable body XVII; conduit XVIII. — L. ductus
leading, conduct, in medL. aqueduct, f. duct-
, pp. stem of dūcere
lead (see TEAM
oxford views updated May 29 2018
A tube or passage in an organism that is involved in the secretion or excretion of substances (see gland
oxford views updated May 21 2018
duct (dukt) n.
a tubelike structure or channel, especially one for carrying glandular secretions.