portal vein

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portal vein

n.
A vein that conducts blood from the digestive organs, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder to the liver.

portal vein

n
(Anatomy) any vein connecting two capillary networks, esp in the liver (hepatic portal vein)

por′tal vein′


n.
a large vein conveying blood to the liver from the veins of the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.portal vein - 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"
Translations

portal vein

nPfortader f

por·tal vein

n. vena porta, vena formada por varias ramas de venas que provienen de órganos abdominales.
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