Definition of ductule in English:

ductule

noun

Anatomy
  • A minute duct.

    • ‘There is a proliferation of ductules, usually at the marginal areas of the triads.’
    • ‘The bile canaliculi join with the bile ductules, which then form the bile ducts.’
    • ‘Under the low pressure of bile secretion, bile flows continuously along converging canaliculi, ductules and ducts.’
    • ‘Proliferation of ducts and ductules may become conspicuous.’
    • ‘They are composed of islands, large nests, or sheets of tumor cells forming ductules, which are lined by cuboidal to columnar epithelium.’
    tube, channel, passage, canal, vessel
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Origin

Late 19th century: Latin, diminutive of ductus ‘leading’.

Pronunciation

ductule

/ˈdʌktjuːl/