portal vein

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portal vein

[′pȯrd·əl ‚vān]
(anatomy)
Any vein that terminates in a network of capillaries.
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After 2 weeks of the experiment, the medium molecular weight content at 280 nm in red blood cells of vena portae and inferior vena cava steadily increased up to 1 month of the experiment.
I had to remove the cystic duct from a corpse, just where it joins the gastro hepatic omentum in front of the vena portae...