Duct



[duhkt] /dʌkt/

noun
1.
any tube, canal, pipe, or conduit by which a fluid, air, or other substance is conducted or conveyed.
2.
Anatomy, Zoology. a tube, canal, or vessel conveying a body fluid, especially a glandular secretion or excretion.
3.
Botany. a cavity or vessel formed by elongated cells or by many cells.
4.
Electricity. a single enclosed runway for conductors or cables.
5.
Printing. (in a press) the reservoir for ink.
verb (used with object)
6.
to convey or channel by means of a duct or ducts:
Heat from the oven is ducted to the outside.
/dʌkt/
noun
1.
a tube, pipe, or canal by means of which a substance, esp a fluid or gas, is conveyed
2.
any bodily passage, esp one conveying secretions or excretions
3.
a narrow tubular cavity in plants, often containing resin or some other substance
4.
Also called conduit. a channel or pipe carrying electric cable or wires
5.
a passage through which air can flow, as in air conditioning
6.
the ink reservoir in a printing press
n.

1640s, “course, direction,” from Latin ductus “a leading,” past participle of ducere “to lead” (see duke (n.)). Anatomical sense is from 1660s. Meaning “conduit, channel” is 1713; that of “air tube in a structure” is from 1884.

duct (dŭkt)
n.
A tubular bodily canal or passage, especially one for carrying a glandular secretion such as bile.
duct·al adj.
duct
(dŭkt)
A tube or tubelike structure through which something flows, especially a tube in the body for carrying a fluid secreted that is by a gland.

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