intercalated ducts

in·ter·ca·la·ted ducts

the minute ducts of glands, such as the salivary and the pancreas, that lead from the acini; they are lined by low cuboidal cells.

in·ter·ca·la·ted ducts

(in-tĕr'kă-lā-tĕd dŭkts)
The minute ducts of glands, such as the salivary and the pancreas, which lead from the acini; they are lined by low cuboidal cells.
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In the classic definition of EMCa, the myoepithelial component consists of polygonal cells with clear cytoplasm, whereas the ductal component is composed of small lumina lined by cuboidal, mildly eosinophilic cells reminiscent of intercalated ducts.
Diagnosis and ultrastructure of the tubular carcinoma of salivary gland ducts: epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of the intercalated ducts [in German].
1,2] In a normal gland, myoepithelial cells are located between the epithelial cells and the basal lamina of acini and intercalated ducts.
2] It is thought to arise from the intercalated ducts of mucus-secreting glands.
Acinic cell adenocarcinomas arise from pluripotential reserve or stem cells normally found at the acinar-intercalated duct junctions or in the intercalated ducts proper of mature salivary glands.