- anatomy an aperture in an organ, such as the liver, esp one providing an opening for blood vessels
C14: from Latin: gate, entrance
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Examples from the Web for porta
Following the Apatow references, Marge informs Homer that she needs to use the “Porta Potty.”Here’s the Lost Judd Apatow ‘Simpsons’ Episode, Penned by Judd Apatow
January 6, 2015
But on this subject, you can consult Jean Baptista, Porta, and others.The Phantom World
We reached the Porta Fodesta, and peremptorily bade the guard to open for us.The Strolling Saint
The gate is a little more than a mile from the Porta Salaria.Pagan and Christian Rome
Answer was brought that they were to enter by the Porta del Popolo.Lucretia Borgia
What is the worth of that quarry of yours to the south of the Porta Triumphalis?'
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