epithelial duct

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epithelial duct a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance "the tear duct was obstructed","the alimentary canal","poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
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Usage

In literature:

The gland-ducts are enlarged, patulous or plugged with sebaceous and epithelial matter.
"Essentials of Diseases of the Skin" by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
In the secretory portion of the gland and in the smaller ducts the epithelial layer is one cell thick only.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various
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In news:

After excision, a histologic finding of an epithelial lining without ectopic thyroid tissue confirms the diagnosis of a lingual thyroglossal duct cyst .
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