aqueduct

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aqueduct

 [ak´wĕ-dukt″]
any canal or passage.
cerebral aqueduct a narrow channel in the midbrain connecting the third and fourth ventricles and containing cerebrospinal fluid.
aqueduct of Fallopius the canal for the facial nerve in the temporal bone.
sylvian aqueduct (aqueduct of Sylvius) (ventricular aqueduct) cerebral aqueduct.

aq·ue·duct

(ak'we-dŭkt), [TA]
A conduit or canal.
Synonym(s): aqueductus [TA]
[L. aquaeductus]

aqueduct

(ăk′wĭ-dŭkt′)
n.
Anatomy A channel or passage in an organ or a body part, especially such a channel for conveying fluid.

aq·ue·duct

(ahk'wă-dŭkt) [TA]
A conduit or canal.
Synonym(s): aqueductus [TA] .
[L. aquaeductus]

aqueduct

A channel carrying water or other liquid. There are a dozen named aqueducts in the body. The aqueduct of the midbrain (aqueduct of Sylvius) is a narrow channel for cerebrospinal fluid lying between the third and fourth VENTRICLES of the brain.