Any of the ducts that form the biliary tree, carrying bile from the liver to the small intestine. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bile_duct http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/Digestive_system_showing_bile_duct.png

external definition

A duct that carries bile from the liver to the intestine.
Any of the excretory ducts in the liver that convey bile between the liver and the intestine. [TFD][VHOG]

external ontology notes

we place the ZFA class here as this fits its textual definition and child nodes. We may recommend a label change for ZFA

has related synonym

gall duct
bile tube
biliary duct
hepatic duct

homology notes

(...) the amphibian liver has characteristics in common with both fish and terrestrial vertebrates. (...) The histological structure of the liver is similar to that in other vertebrates, with hepatocytes arranged in clusters and cords separated by a meshwork of sinusoids and the presence of the traditional triad of portal venule, hepatic arteriole, and bile duct.[well established][VHOG]

id

UBERON:0002394