What is another word for ductule?

6 synonyms found


[ dˈʌktjuːl], [ dˈʌktjuːl], [ d_ˈʌ_k_t_j_uː_l]

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What is a ductule?

A ductule is a small and simple anatomical structure found in the respiratory system of all sexually reproducing animals. It is a small air sac that rests on the dorsal side of the alveolar crests (upper respiratory passages) and acts as a filter to trap smaller particles from the atmosphere before they are breathed in.

The ductule is typically composed of three layers: the external layer, the middle layer, and the internal layer. The external layer is made up of a group of closely spaced cells that form a specialized surface.

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