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A vein that conducts blood from the digestive organs, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder to the liver.
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(Anatomy) any vein connecting two capillary networks, esp in the liver (hepatic portal vein)
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a large vein conveying blood to the liver from the veins of the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas.
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|Noun||1.||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
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n. vena porta, vena formada por varias ramas de venas que provienen de órganos abdominales.
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