Definition of ductule in English:

ductule

Line breaks: duct|ule
Pronunciation: /ˈdʌktjuːl
 
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noun

Anatomy
  • A minute duct.
    More 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.

Derivatives

ductular

adjective
More 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.

Origin

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

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