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a passage with well-defined walls, especially a tubular structure for the passage of excretions or secretions. adj., adj ductal.
accessory duct of Santorini a tubular structure that drains the lower part of the head of the pancreas.
alveolar d's small passages connecting the respiratory bronchioles and the alveolar sacs.
Bartholin's duct (duct of Bartholin) the larger and longer of the sublingual ducts.
bile d's (biliary d's) see bile ducts.
cochlear duct a spiral membranous tube in the bony canal of the cochlea between Reissner's membrane and the basilar membrane; it is divided into the scala tympani, scala vestibuli, and spiral lamina. Called also scala media.
common bile duct a duct formed by the union of the cystic and hepatic ducts; see also bile ducts.
cystic duct the passage connecting the gallbladder neck and the common bile duct.
efferent duct any duct that gives outlet to a glandular secretion.
ejaculatory duct the duct formed by union of the ductus deferens and the duct of the seminal vesicles, opening into the prostatic urethra on the colliculus seminalis.
endolymphatic duct a canal connecting the membranous labyrinth of the ear with the endolymphatic sac.
excretory duct one through which the secretion is conveyed from a gland.
hepatic duct the excretory duct of the liver, or one of its branches in the lobes of the liver; see also bile ducts.
Hepatic duct. From Applegate, 2000.
lacrimal duct the excretory duct of the lacrimal gland; see also lacrimal apparatus. Called also lacrimal canaliculus.
lacrimonasal duct nasal duct.
lactiferous d's ducts conveying the milk secreted by the lobes of the breast to and through the nipples.
lymphatic duct, left thoracic duct.
lymphatic d's see lymphatic ducts.
mammary duct lactiferous ducts.
mesonephric duct an embryonic duct of the mesonephros, which in the male becomes the epididymis, ductus deferens and its ampulla, seminal vesicles, and ejaculatory duct, and in the female is largely obliterated.
müllerian duct either of the two paired embryonic ducts developing into the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes, and becoming largely obliterated in the male.
nasal duct (nasolacrimal duct) the downward continuation of the lacrimal sac, opening on the lateral wall of the inferior meatus of the nose; see also lacrimal apparatus.
pancreatic duct the main excretory duct of the pancreas, which usually unites with the common bile duct before entering the duodenum at the major duodenal papilla; see also bile ducts.
papillary d's straight excretory or collecting portions of the renal tubules, which descend through the renal medulla to a renal papilla.
paramesonephric duct müllerian duct.
paraurethral d's Skene's glands.
parotid duct the duct by which the parotid glands empty into the mouth.
prostatic d's minute ducts from the prostate, opening into or near the prostatic sinuses on the posterior wall of the urethra.
lymphatic duct, right a vessel draining lymph from the upper right side of the body, receiving lymph from the right subclavian, jugular, and mediastinal trunks when those vessels do not open independently into the right brachiocephalic vein.
salivary d's the ducts of the salivary glands.
semicircular d's the long ducts of the membranous labyrinth of the ear.
seminal d's the passages for conveyance of spermatozoa and semen.
sublingual d's the excretory ducts of the sublingual salivary glands.
submandibular duct (submaxillary duct) the duct that drains the submandibular gland and opens at the sublingual caruncle.
tear duct lacrimal duct.
thoracic duct a duct beginning in the cisterna chyli and emptying into the venous system at the junction of the left subclavian and left internal jugular veins. It acts as a channel for the collection of lymph from the portions of the body below the diaphragm and from the left side of the body above the diaphragm.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·a·mes·o·neph·ric duct

either of the two paired embryonic ducts extending along the mesonephros roughly parallel to the mesonephric duct and emptying into the cloaca; in the female, the upper parts of the ducts form the uterine tubes, whereas the lower fuse to form the uterus and part of the vagina; in the male, vestiges of the ducts form the prostatic utricle and the appendix testis.
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Müllerian duct

An embryonic structure that, in females, develops into the ducts of the reproductive system. The Müllerian duct degenerates in the male under the influence of the protein Müllerian inhibiting substance. (Johannes Peter Müller, German physiologist and comparative anatomist, 1801–58).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Mullerian duct

the duct from the embryonic PRONEPHROS which in later development in mammals becomes the oviduct in females and disappears in males. It is named after the German anatomist and physiologist Johannes Müller (1801–58).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome Caused by a Novel Mutation of an Anti-Mullerian Hormone Receptor Gene: Case Presentation and Literature Review.
Interaction of cells of Wolffian duct and mesothelium during initial growth period of mullerian ducts in the axolotl (Ambystomamexicanum).
Chandrasoma, "A Case of Simultaneous Bilateral Nonseminomatous Testicular Tumors in Persistent Mullerian Duct Syndrome," The Journal of Urology, vol.
Incidence of uterine rupture among women with Mullerian duct anomalies who attempt vaginal birth after cesarean delivery.
Picard, "AMH and AMH receptor defects in persistent Mullerian duct syndrome," Human Reproduction Update, vol.
This however revealed midline persistent Mullerian duct structures.
In a case of PMDS with TTE, the optimal surgical approach includes tissue biopsies, hernoitomy or hernioplasty, orchidopexy and excision of Mullerian duct remnants.
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 * Character 4: Mullerian duct The Mullerian duct is absent (state 0).
Mullarian agenesis, commonly referred to as MRKH syndrome, is a rare disorder, which was first reported in the 1830s.1 It is a congenital malformation of the female genital tract characterized by the absence of the vagina and a variety of Mullerian duct anomalies, with absence of the uterus being the most common.
In the mouse, the FRT develops from the Mullerian duct beginning on gestation day (GD) 13 (Masse et al.
3), in keeping with a Class IVA Mullerian duct abnormality.