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hepatoportal system

[hep-uh-toh-pawr-tl, -pohr-, hi-pat-uh-]
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noun Anatomy.
  1. 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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