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Related to intercalated duct: interlobular duct, intralobular duct

duct

1. any bodily passage, esp one conveying secretions or excretions
2. a narrow tubular cavity in plants, often containing resin or some other substance
3. a channel or pipe carrying electric cable or wires

Duct

A nonmetallic or metallic tube for housing wires or cables, may be underground or embedded in concrete floor slabs; a duct usually fabricated of metal, used to transfer air from one location to another.

duct

[dəkt]
(anatomy)
An enclosed tubular channel for conducting a glandular secretion or other body fluid.
(communications)
An enclosed runway for cables.
(geophysics)
The space between two air layers, or between an air layer and the earth's surface, in which microwave beams are trapped in ducting. Also known as radio duct; tropospheric duct.
(mechanical engineering)
A fluid flow passage which may range from a few inches in diameter to many feet in rectangular cross section, usually constructed of galvanized steel, aluminum, or copper, through which air flows in a ventilation system or to a compressor, supercharger, or other equipment at speeds ranging to thousands of feet per minute.

duct

1. ,See air duct.
2. In electric systems, a metallic or nonmetallic tube, (usually circular, oval, rectangular, or octagonal) for housing wires or cables; may be underground or embedded in concrete floor slabs.

duct

A thin-wall tube installed in aircraft air-conditioning and heating systems to carry heated or cooled air for distribution to various aircraft locations.
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B, Smooth muscle actin expression in myoepithelial cells of acini and intercalated duct.
13) Recently, Ohtomo et al (14) found SOX10 was expressed in both luminal and abluminal cells of intercalated ducts of normal human major salivary glands.
As the intercalated ducts are less in number most of the terminal alveoli are often quite elongated and open directly into the larger interlobular ducts at the periphery of the lobule.
This measured square was used for counting the number of intercalated ducts, striated ducts, acini and demilunes.
Intercalated ducts, striated ducts and interlobular ducts were observed in this gland.
2] It is thought to arise from the intercalated ducts of mucus-secreting glands.
In the classic definition of EMCa, the myoepithelial component consists of polygonal cells with clear cytoplasm, whereas the ductal component is composed of small lumina lined by cuboidal, mildly eosinophilic cells reminiscent of intercalated ducts.
Diagnosis and ultrastructure of the tubular carcinoma of salivary gland ducts: epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the intercalated ducts [in German].