intercalated duct


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to intercalated duct: interlobular duct, intralobular duct

intercalated duct

Any of several short, narrow ducts that lie between the secretory ducts and the terminal alveoli in the parotid and submandibular glands and in the pancreas.
See also: duct

intercalated

inserted between.

intercalated disk
dark staining, transversely oriented bands scattered through cardiac muscle fibers; points of end-to-end contact between contiguous myocardial fibers.
intercalated duct
small tubules connecting alveoli of salivary glands to intralobular striated ducts and finally to excretory duct.