Intercalated duct

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Intercalated duct
Section of pancreas of dog. X 250. (AIntercalated ducts visible but not labeled.)
Centroacinar cells.svg
Code TH H2.
Anatomical terminology

The intercalated duct, also called intercalary duct, is the portion of an exocrine gland leading directly from the acinus to a striated duct. The intercalated duct forms part of the intralobular duct. This duct has the thinnest epithelium of any part of the duct system, and the epithelium is usually classified as "low" simple cuboidal.[1]

They are found in both the pancreas[2][3][4] and in salivary glands.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "Histology of Glands". Southern Illinois University. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Anatomy photo: digestive/mammal/pancreas/pancreas1 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis - "Mammal, pancreas (LM, Medium)"
  3. ^ Slide at
  4. ^ Physiology at MCG 6/6ch4/s6ch4_17
  5. ^ Slide at
  6. ^ Anatomy photo: Digestive/mammal/salivary1/salivary3 - Comparative Organology at University of California, Davis - "Mammal, salivary glands (LM, Medium)"
  7. ^ Physiology at MCG 6/6ch4/s6ch4_4

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