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portal vein definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a short vein that carries blood into the liver [syn: portal vein, hepatic portal vein, portal, vena portae]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: 2portal Date: 1845 a vein that collects blood from one part of the body and distributes it in another through capillaries; especially a vein carrying blood from the digestive organs and spleen to the liver



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