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por·tal

 (pôr′tl)
n.
1. A doorway, entrance, or gate, especially one that is large and imposing.
2. An entrance or a means of entrance: the local library, a portal of knowledge.
3. The portal vein.
4. A website considered as an entry point to other websites, often by being or providing access to a search engine.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the portal vein or the portal system.
2. Of or relating to a point of entrance to an organ, especially the transverse fissure of the liver, through which the blood vessels enter.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin portāle, city gate, from neuter of portālis, of a gate, from Latin porta, gate; see per- in Indo-European roots. N., sense 3 and adj., from New Latin porta (hepatis), transverse fissure (of the liver), literally gate of the liver, perhaps ultimately translation of Akkadian bāb (ekalli), gate (of the palace), umbilical fissure of the liver (next to the transverse fissure).]
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portal

(ˈpɔːtəl)
n
1. (Architecture) an entrance, gateway, or doorway, esp one that is large and impressive
2. any entrance or access to a place
3. (Telecommunications) computing an internet site providing links to other sites
adj
(Anatomy) anatomy
a. of or relating to a portal vein: hepatic portal system.
b. of or relating to a porta
[C14: via Old French from Medieval Latin portāle, from Latin porta gate, entrance]
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por•tal1

(ˈpɔr tl, ˈpoʊr-)

n.
1. a door, gate, or entrance, esp. one of imposing size and appearance.
2. an iron or steel bent for bracing a framed structure, having curved braces between the vertical members and a horizontal member at the top.
3. an entrance to a tunnel or mine.
4. Computers. a Web site that functions as an entrance to the Internet, as by providing useful content and organizing various sites and features on the World Wide Web or other parts of the Internet.
[1300–50; < Medieval Latin, n. use of neuter of portālis of a gate]

por•tal2

(ˈpɔr tl, ˈpoʊr-)
Anat. adj.
1. noting or pertaining to the transverse fissure of the liver.
n.
[1605–15; < Medieval Latin portālis of a gate. See port4, -al1]
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portal

- An Internet site offering a directory of links to other sites.
See also related terms for links.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portal - a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically)portal - a grand and imposing entrance (often extended metaphorically); "the portals of the cathedral"; "the portals of heaven"; "the portals of success"
entrance, entranceway, entryway, entree, entry - something that provides access (to get in or get out); "they waited at the entrance to the garden"; "beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral"
2.portal - a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet; "a portal typically has search engines and free email and chat rooms etc."
internet site, web site, website, site - a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web; "the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"
3.portal - a short vein that carries blood into the liver
portal system - system of veins that carry blood from the abdominal organs to the liver
vein, vena, venous blood vessel - a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; "all veins except the pulmonary vein carry unaerated blood"
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portal

noun (Literary) doorway, door, entry, way in, entrance, gateway, entrance way I entered through the royal portal.
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Translations
portál
portaaliportti

portal

[ˈpɔːtl] Nportal m
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portal

[ˈpɔːrtəl] n
(= entrance) → portail m
(COMPUTING) (= internet site) → portail mport authority nautorités fpl portuaires
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portal

n (liter)Portal nt, → Pforte f (geh), → Tor nt; (Comput) → Portal nt
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portal

[ˈpɔːtl] nportale m
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por·tal

a. portal.
1. rel. al sistema portal;
2. rel. al punto de entrada de un microorganismo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

portal

adj portal; (vein) porta

portal

n portal m; patient — portal del paciente; — of entry portal de entrada
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References in periodicals archive ?
Caption: Figure 8: Areas of necrosis abutting portal triad with chronic minimal inflammation; no significant steatosis seen and no periportal fibrosis or vasculitis appreciated.
These halos represent fluid or dilated lymphatics in the loose areolar zone around the portal triad. This sign is nonspecific and can be seen in various conditions.
RIO often caused beaded-stream appearance in larger vessels due to its oily droplets; (d) the corresponding liver specimen; (e) macroscopic view of the hilus hepatis region shows the CBD (arrow) and the ligated PV to prevent the drainage from other abdominal organs; (f) infusion of RIO through the abdominal aorta stained the vessels and liver in red; (g) more magnified view of the dashed region from (f) revealed the red PVP on the surface of CBD; (h, i, j) photomicrographs from serial frozen sections on a portal triad demonstrate the gradual transition of RIO from the HA cavity through the PVP capillaries to the PV cavity with some RIO appearing hepatic sinusoids (original magnification x200).
Zone-I was the area of hepatic lobule at its periphery, close to portal triad; zone-III is the area around the central vein and zone-II is the area in between zone-I and zone-III.18 It was graded as mild, moderate and marked depending on deposition of fat in zone-I, zone-I +II and zone-I +II +III respectively.
That's when they found a unique population of hepatocytes located in one specific area of the liver, called the portal triad.
Complete versus selective portal triad clamping for minor liver resections: a prospective randomized trial.
Rouviere's sulcus is a 2-3 cm cleft running to the right of the liver hilum anterior to segment 1 and is usually containing the right portal triad or its branches.
C: Granularity in hepatocyte (1), D: Degeneration of hepatocyte (2) and moderate infiltration of inflammatory cells around portal triad(3), E:vein is widely dilated(4), and kupfer cells are in sinusoid(5), eosinophilic cytoplasm and inflammation (6), F: hydropic degenerating (7) and Inflammation cells (8), G:agrigation lymphocytes in the sinusoid (9), H: hepatocytes are more and less normal(10) and glandular around portal triad (11)
The histological examination of H&E stained preparations of the liver specimens in experimental group A illustrated areas of lesion around portal triad (Fig.
Temporary clamping of the portal triad is common strategy to minimize bleeding during liver transplantation.
Rats preconditioned with 5 minutes of portal triad clamping showed improved survival and lower liver enzyme levels after 90 minutes' ischaemia (19) and improved survival in 80% hepatectomy after IP.