bile duct


Definition of bile duct

: a duct by which bile passes from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum

Examples of bile duct in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The five-year survival rate for Stage 4 bile duct cancer is just two percent, according to the American Cancer Society., 21 May 2021 The cause was cholangiocarcinoma, cancer of the bile duct, said his wife, Valerie Natsios-Mundell. Tom Redburn, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2021 His wife, Valerie Natsios-Mundell, said the cause was cancer of the bile duct, diagnosed in January. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 6 Apr. 2021 Earlier that week, Brack had been diagnosed with late-stage cancer in his bile duct, a tube that connects the liver to the small intestine. Max Blau, ProPublica, 22 Mar. 2021 The liberal female icon was briefly hospitalized in New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in late July and underwent a nonsurgical procedure to revise a bile duct stent. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 29 Dec. 2020 Schlarman died Thursday at age 45 following a two-year battle with bile duct cancer. Creg Stephenson |, al, 14 Nov. 2020 Schlarman, who had been on the Wildcats' staff since 2013, was diagnosed with cholangiocarcinoma — an aggressive form of bile duct cancer — in the summer of 2018. Creg Stephenson |, al, 12 Nov. 2020 American Indian/Alaskan Native adults are twice as likely to develop liver and bile duct cancer as white adults. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of bile duct

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bile duct was in 1774

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2 Jun 2021

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“Bile duct.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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Medical Definition of bile duct

: a duct by which bile passes from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum

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