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Etymology

1. thoracic

adjective. ['θɔˈræsɪk'] of or relating to the chest or thorax.

Etymology

  • θωρακικός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • θώραξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. duct

noun. ['ˈdʌkt'] a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance.

Synonyms

  • epididymis
  • pore
  • sinus
  • gastrointestinal tract
  • GI tract
  • cerebral aqueduct
  • spinal canal
  • common bile duct
  • ductus deferens
  • umbilical
  • umbilical cord
  • vertebral canal
  • canaliculus
  • sinus venosus sclerae
  • inguinal canal
  • Sylvian aqueduct
  • lacrimal duct
  • hepatic duct
  • ureter
  • canal of Schlemm
  • passageway
  • digestive tract
  • bile duct
  • alimentary tract
  • ejaculatory duct
  • lymph vessel
  • lymphatic vessel
  • aqueductus cerebri
  • nasolacrimal duct
  • canalis cervicis uteri
  • ampulla
  • canal
  • vagina
  • canalis vertebralis
  • bronchiole
  • salivary duct
  • Haversian canal
  • epithelial duct
  • Schlemm's canal
  • ductulus
  • canalis inguinalis
  • channel
  • passage
  • lactiferous duct
  • alimentary canal
  • urethra
  • vas deferens
  • pancreatic duct
  • tear duct
  • lachrymal duct
  • cartilaginous tube
  • seminal duct
  • venous sinus
  • cervical canal
  • digestive tube

Etymology

  • ductus (Latin)

3. duct

noun. ['ˈdʌkt'] a continuous tube formed by a row of elongated cells lacking intervening end walls.

Synonyms

  • tracheophyte
  • vascular plant
  • laticifer
  • plant structure

Etymology

  • ductus (Latin)

4. duct

noun. ['ˈdʌkt'] an enclosed conduit for a fluid.

Synonyms

  • air duct
  • conduit
  • air-intake
  • airway

Antonyms

  • artifact
  • evergreen plant
  • weed
  • deciduous plant

Etymology

  • ductus (Latin)

Example sentences of the word thoracic-duct


1. Noun Phrase
An accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the chest cavity, chylothorax occurs when the digestive fluid chyle leaks out of the thoracic duct on its way from the small intestine to the veins.

2. Noun Phrase
Much of the lymph eventually enters the thoracic duct at the base of the neck, where it rejoins the bloodstream, according to Cancer Research UK.

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