portal canal


Any of the various spaces in the liver that contain connective tissue and the branchings of the bile ducts, portal vein, hepatic artery, nerves, and lymphatics.

Nearby words

  1. portadown,
  2. portage,
  3. portage la prairie,
  4. portakabin,
  5. portal,
  6. portal circulation,
  7. portal cirrhosis,
  8. portal fissure,
  9. portal frame,
  10. portal hypertension

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