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ductule

Syllabification: duc·tule
Pronunciation: /ˈdəkt(y)o͞ol
 
/

Definition of ductule in English:

noun

Anatomy
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.

Origin

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

Derivatives

ductular

1
Pronunciation: /-tyələr/
adjective
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.

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