perivascular fibrous capsule

[ pĕr′ə-văskyə-lər ]

n.

A layer of connective tissue ensheathing the hepatic artery, portal vein, and bile ducts as they ramify within the liver.Glisson's capsule

Nearby words

  1. peritubular contractile cell,
  2. periureteritis,
  3. periurethritis,
  4. periuterine,
  5. perivaginitis,
  6. perivasculitis,
  7. perivesical,
  8. perivisceral,
  9. perivisceritis,
  10. periwig


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