efferent duct

efferent duct
a duct that gives outlet to a glandular secretion.

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  • Efferent — Ef fe*rent, n. An efferent duct or stream. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • efferent — [ef′ər ənt] adj. [< L efferens, prp. of efferre, to carry out < ex , out + ferre, BEAR1] Physiol. carrying away from a central part; specif., designating nerves that carry impulses away from a nerve center: opposed to AFFERENT n. an… …   English World dictionary

  • duct of Rivinus — duct of Ri·vi·nus rə vē nəs n any of several small inconstant efferent ducts of the sublingual gland Rivinus Augustus Quirinus (1652 1723) German anatomist and botanist. Rivinus described the excretory ducts of the sublingual glands in an article …   Medical dictionary

  • Efferent — Carrying away. An artery is an efferent vessel carrying blood away from the heart. An efferent nerve carries impulses away from the central nervous system. The opposite of efferent is afferent. * * * Conducting (fluid or a nerve impulse) outward… …   Medical dictionary

  • duct — A tubular structure giving exit to the secretion of a gland or organ, capable of conducting fluid. SEE ALSO: canal. SYN: ductus [TA]. [L. duco, pp. ductus, to lead] aberrant ducts SYN: aberrant ductules, under ductule …   Medical dictionary

  • duct of rivinus — rəˈvēnəs Usage: usually capitalized R Etymology: after Augustus Q. Rivinus died 1723 German physiologist : any of several small inconstant efferent ducts of the sublingual gland …   Useful english dictionary

  • seminal duct — noun the efferent duct of the testis in man • Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • Part Holonyms: ↑scrotum • Part Meronyms: ↑epididymis, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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