porta

/ (ˈpɔːtə) /

noun

anatomy an aperture in an organ, such as the liver, esp one providing an opening for blood vessels

Nearby words

  1. port-salut,
  2. port-wine,
  3. port-wine stain,
  4. port-étienne,
  5. port.,
  6. porta-potti,
  7. portabella,
  8. portability,
  9. portable,
  10. portacaval

Word Origin for porta

C14: from Latin: gate, entrance

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Medicine definitions for porta

porta

[ pôrtə ]

n. pl. por•tae (-tē)

hilum
interventricular foramen

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