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hepatoportal system

[ hep-uh-toh-pawr-tl, -pohr-, hi-pat-uh- ]
/ ˌhɛp ə toʊˈpɔr tl, -ˈpoʊr-, hɪˌpæt ə- /
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noun Anatomy.

a vascular arrangement in vertebrates through which blood is transported into the liver from capillaries of the stomach, spleen, duodenum, pancreas, and intestines.

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