epiploic foramen

n.

The passage below and behind the portal fissure of the liver, connecting the two sacs of the peritoneum.

Nearby words

  1. epiphytotic,
  2. epipial,
  3. epiplo-,
  4. epiploic,
  5. epiploic appendix,
  6. epiploon,
  7. epipubis,
  8. epirogeny,
  9. epirus,
  10. epis.


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