portal fissure

n.

A transverse fissure on the visceral surface of the liver between the caudate and quadrate lobes, lodging the portal vein, hepatic artery, hepatic nerve plexus, hepatic ducts, and lymphatic vessels.caudal transverse fissure

Nearby words

  1. portakabin,
  2. portal,
  3. portal canal,
  4. portal circulation,
  5. portal cirrhosis,
  6. portal frame,
  7. portal hypertension,
  8. portal lobule of liver,
  9. portal system,
  10. portal vein


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