Definition of aqueduct in English:
1A bridge or viaduct carrying a waterway over a valley or other gap.
- There is also a visitor centre and beautiful walks next to the River Avon and under the aqueduct carrying the Union Canal.
- With local labour and resources, a two and a half kilometre canal, the seguia, was built of reinforced concrete, with a stone aqueduct over the valley that can also carry pedestrians.
- At one point, the track ran alongside an aqueduct on a bridge over a road.
1.1An artificial channel for conveying water.
- It seems likely, judging from the sediments in the water channels, that the aqueduct went on supplying water to Nîmes until the early medieval period.
- Even today, residents of desert outposts like Khotan and Korla live as they have for centuries, funneling precious water in ancient aqueducts to fields bursting with grapes and apricots.
- You see, this young engineer Attilus builds a great aqueduct to bring water from the slopes of Vesuvius sixty miles to Pompeii and other towns on the Bay of Naples.
2 Anatomy A small duct in the body containing fluid.
- The tumor measured 64 x 35 x 27 mm and extended from the aqueduct to the Cl level of the spinal cord.
- The root fibers arising from the trochlear nuclei form a decussation dorsal to the mesencephalic aqueduct, and they are the only cranial nerves that cross completely and that leave the dorsal aspect of the brain stem.
- From the lateral ventricles CSF drains into the central third ventricle, and thence through the aqueduct in the midbrain into the fourth ventricle.
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