noun \ˈdəkt\

: a pipe or tube for air, water, electric power lines, etc., to pass through

: a tube in the body that carries a particular liquid

Full Definition of DUCT

:  a bodily tube or vessel especially when carrying the secretion of a gland
a :  a pipe, tube, or channel that conveys a substance
b :  a pipe or tubular runway for carrying an electric power line, telephone cables, or other conductors
:  a tube or elongated cavity (as a xylem vessel) in plant tissue
:  a layer (as in the atmosphere or the ocean) which occurs under usually abnormal conditions and in which radio or sound waves are confined to a restricted path
duc·tal \ˈdək-təl\ adjective
duct·less \ˈdək(t)-ləs\ adjective

Examples of DUCT

  1. <air ducts to provide ventilation>

Origin of DUCT

New Latin ductus, from Medieval Latin, aqueduct, from Latin, act of leading, from ducere to lead — more at tow
First Known Use: 1667


transitive verb

Definition of DUCT

:  to enclose in a duct
:  to convey (as a gas) through a duct; also :  to propagate (as radio waves) through a duct

First Known Use of DUCT



noun \ˈdəkt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DUCT

: a bodily tube or vessel especially when carrying the secretion of a gland


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