- In anatomy, an aqueduct is defined as a tube that liquids pass through.
An example of an aqueduct is the aqueduct of Sylvius which is a canal that connects the third and fourth ventricles of the brain and contains cerebrospinal fluid.
- The definition of an aqueduct is a man-made tube or channel used for transporting water a long distance.
An example of an aqueduct is the Zanja Madre.
An aqueduct in France.
- a large pipe or conduit made for bringing water from a distant source
- a bridgelike structure for carrying a water conduit or canal across a river or valley
- Anat. a passage or canal
Origin of aqueductClassical Latin aquaeductus ; from aquae, genitive of aqua, water + ductus: see duct
- a. A pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.b. A bridgelike structure supporting a conduit or canal passing over a river or low ground.
- Anatomy A channel or passage in an organ or a body part, especially such a channel for conveying fluid.
Origin of aqueductLatin aquaeductus : aquae, genitive of aqua, water; see aqua + ductus, a leading; see duct.
Pont du Gard,
near Nîmes, France
- An artificial channel that is constructed to convey water from one location to another.
- A structure carrying water over a river or depression, especially in regards to ancient aqueducts.