distal bile duct

Definition of distal bile duct

distal bile duct

(DIS-tul bile dukt)
The last part of a duct (tube) called the extrahepatic bile duct. It is outside the liver and carries bile from the liver and gallbladder to the small intestine. The distal bile duct starts where the ducts from the liver and gallbladder join to form the common bile duct. It passes through the pancreas into the small intestine. The distal bile duct is part of the biliary system.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms