[hep-uh-toh-pawr-tl, -pohr-, hi-pat-uh-]
- a vascular arrangement in vertebrates through which blood is transported into the liver from capillaries of the stomach, spleen, duodenum, pancreas, and intestines.
Compare portal system.
Origin of hepatoportal system
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