Share this entry
ductule Line breaks: duct|ule
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌktjuːl/

Definition of ductule in English:


A minute duct.
Example sentences
  • Proliferation of ducts and ductules may become conspicuous.
  • Under the low pressure of bile secretion, bile flows continuously along converging canaliculi, ductules and ducts.
  • They are composed of islands, large nests, or sheets of tumor cells forming ductules, which are lined by cuboidal to columnar epithelium.


Example sentences
  • As the interlobular and septal ducts are destroyed, ductular proliferation may occur.
  • One liver had a peripheral irregular zone of hyperplasia with ductular proliferation.
  • Liver biopsies from the jaundiced patients were similar, with duct necrosis, ductular proliferation, and portal inflammation.


Late 19th century: Latin, diminutive of ductus 'leading'.

Definition of ductule in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources