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portal

 [por´tal]
1. porta.
2. pertaining to an entrance, especially the porta hepatis.
portal vein a short, thick trunk formed by the union of the superior mesenteric, inferior mesenteric, and splenic veins behind the neck of the pancreas; it ascends to the right end of the porta hepatis, where it divides into successively smaller branches, following branches of the hepatic artery, until it forms a capillary system of sinusoids that permeates the entire substance of the liver.

por·tal

(pōr'tăl),
1. Relating to any porta or hilum, specifically to the porta hepatis and the portal vein.
2. The point of entry into the body of a pathogenic microorganism.
Synonym(s): port
[L. portalis, pertaining to a porta (gate)]

portal

(pôr′tl)
n.
The portal vein.
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.

portal

Anatomy
adjective Referring to the portal vein.
 
Informatics
noun A website that is a doorway to other sites and services on the internet; portals may offer email and other service to entice people to use the site as their main point of entry to the Web.
 
Orthopaedics
noun A small (e.g., ±1-cm) incision over a joint to provide access for arthroscopy.
 
Radiation oncology
See Port.

portal

noun Orthopedics A small–eg, ±1 cm incision over a joint to provide access for arthroscopy Radiation oncology See Port adjective AnatomyReferring to the portal vein.

por·tal

(pōr'tăl)
1. Relating to any porta or hilus, specifically to the porta hepatis and the portal vein.
2. The point of entry into the body of a pathogenic microorganism.
3. Synonym(s): field size. Synonym(s): port.
[L. portalis, pertaining to a porta (gate)]

portal

Pertaining to an entrance or gateway, especially to the porta hepatis, the fissure under the liver at which the PORTAL VEIN, the hepatic artery and the hepatic bile ducts pass through.

Portal

An entrance or a means of entrance.
Mentioned in: General Surgery

por·tal

(pōr'tăl)
1. Relating to any porta or hilus, specifically to the porta hepatis and the portal vein.
2. The point of entry into the body of a pathogenic microorganism.
3. Synonym(s): field size.
[L. portalis, pertaining to a porta (gate)]
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KATHLEEN REIDY (kathleen_reidy@comcast.net), a former portal market analyst at Giga Information Group and product manager at Sun Microsystems, is now a freelance technology writer.
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