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porta

noun
  1. anatomy an aperture in an organ, such as the liver, esp one providing an opening for blood vessels
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Word Origin for porta

C14: from Latin: gate, entrance
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porta

(pôrtə)
n. pl. por•tae (-tē)
  1. hilum
  2. interventricular foramen
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