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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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Thus the absence or paucity of striated ducts in the sublingual gland helps to explain the tonicity of the saliva liberated by these glands7.
This measured square was used for counting the number of intercalated ducts, striated ducts, acini and demilunes.
Presence or absence of intercalated and striated ducts, if present then morphology of the lining epithelium was studied.
The scale of the eyepiece micrometer was superimposed on the intercalated and striated ducts. Number of divisions of the eyepiece from one basement membrane to the opposite basement membrane of transversely or almost transversely cut ducts were counted and multiplied by three, the same repeated for that duct at right angles.
The number of intercalated and striated ducts in "a" and "b" parts of right and left glands was counted.
The diameter of intercalated ducts and striated ducts was measured.
Table 3: Mean diameter (microns) of intercalated and striated ducts in human sublingual glands.
Lobules consist of mucous and serous acini and also intercalated and striated ducts. This has also been reported by Telford and Bridgman9.