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porta

 [por´tah] (L.)
an entrance or gateway, especially the site where blood vessels and other supplying or draining structures enter an organ; called also portal.
porta he´patis the transverse fissure on the visceral surface of the liver, where the portal vein and hepatic artery enter and the hepatic ducts leave. Called also portal fissure and transverse fissure.

hi·lum

, pl.

hi·la

(hī'lŭm, hī'lă), [TA] Avoid the incorrect form hilus.
1. The part of an organ where the nerves and vessels enter and leave. Synonym(s): porta (1)
2. A depression or slit resembling the hilum in the olivary nucleus of the brain.
[L. a small bit or trifle]

porta

/por·ta/ (por´tah) pl. por´tae   [L.] portal; an entrance, especially the site of entrance to an organ of the blood vessels and other structures supplying or draining it.
porta he´patis  the transverse fissure on the visceral surface of the liver where the portal vein and hepatic artery enter and the hepatic ducts leave.

in·ter·ven·tric·u·lar for·a·men

(in'tĕr-ven-trik'yū-lăr fōr-ā'mĕn) [TA]
The short, often slitlike passage that, on both the left and right sides, connects the third brain ventricle (of the diencephalon) with the lateral ventricles (of the cerebral hemispheres); the passage is bounded anteriomedially by the column of fornix and posterolaterally by the anterior pole of the thalamus.
Synonym(s): Monro foramen, porta (2) .

hi·lum

, pl. hila (hī'lŭm, -lă) [TA]
1. The part of an organ where the nerves and vessels enter and leave.
Synonym(s): porta (1) .
2. A depression or slit resembling the hilum in the olivary nucleus of the brain.

porta

pl. portae [L.] an entrance or gateway, especially the site where blood vessels and other supplying or draining structures enter an organ.

porta hepatis
the fissure on the visceral surface of the liver, where the portal vein and hepatic artery enter and the bile duct leaves. Called also portal fissure and transverse fissure.
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Portas knew that he faced losing the home where he had lived alone for eight years, and he now had a taste of the bad effects that could result from burglary.
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While the text--with its errors, its unoriginal material, and its claim to have done the impossible, namely, squaring the circle--was treated to a polite silence by contemporary mathematicians and fellow members of the Accademia dei Lincei, it is nevertheless a fascinating document for literary scholars in terms of its inventive use of language, its attempts to induce marvel in its readers, and as a lens into understanding why Della Porta claimed a mathematical instrument--the proportional compass--to be his personal emblem.
Yet he had started the match in convincing fashion, thumping deep, penetrating groundstrokes into the corners before Portas showed he meant business by grabbing the first break of the set as early as the third game.
Portas, 54, said the bill, which had been outstanding for more than a year, had been settled.
He said: "I believe Redcar High Street could benefit immensely from advice from Mary Portas.
Portas "Is there any chance Mary would like to come to Cardiff and meet with the Minister here in the Bay?
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