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 Ginsburg, 87, was treated on Wednesday to revise a bile duct stent at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, "Ruth Bader Ginsburg released from hospital after bile duct procedure," 31 July 2020 He was diagnosed with a rare bile duct cancer called Cholangiocarcinoma., "Fertility Diary: I’m Stranded An Ocean Away From My Embryos," 30 July 2020 Sadie was born with biliary atresia, a condition in infants in which the bile ducts outside and inside the liver are scarred and blocked, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Fernando Alfonso Iii, CNN, "CNN analyst Bakari Sellers' baby daughter receives liver transplant, ending months of waiting," 12 Sep. 2019 Detroit Free Press Jay Allen, the Detroit Tigers public address announcer who was diagnosed with stage 4 bile duct cancer last August, has died. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers public address announcer Jay Allen dies at 60," 24 Jan. 2020 The winner will fill the Senate District 13 seat previously held by state Sen. Greg Kirk, a Republican from Americus, who died in December after he was diagnosed with bile duct cancer. Mark Niesse, ajc, "Republicans vying for Georgia Senate seat head to a runoff," 5 Feb. 2020 The meme is often remixed with different audios and visuals, and Stefánsson embraced the meme, giving it even more leverage, before his death due to bile duct cancer in 2018. Kalhan Rosenblatt, NBC News, "How social media has changed in the past decade, according to its influencers," 25 Dec. 2019 Every year, about half a million patients in the United States have a snake-like medical device inserted into their mouth and lowered into their small intestine to diagnose and treat diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. Jonathan Saltzman,, "Will Boston Scientific’s disposable scope — designed to prevent infections — be a $1b product?," 16 Dec. 2019 Science Source In hospitals around the world, the snakelike duodenoscope is regarded as an indispensable tool for diagnosing and treating diseases of the pancreas and bile ducts. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "These Medical Devices Are Inserted Into 500,000 Patients Each Year — but Are Tough to Sterilize," 6 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of bile duct

1774, in the meaning defined above

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12 Aug 2020

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“Bile duct.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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