Definition of Porta

1. Noun. An aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity. "The orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"




Definition of Porta

1. n. The part of the liver or other organ where its vessels and nerves enter; the hilus.

Definition of Porta

1. a gate-like structure in zoology [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porta

port
port-o-john
port-o-johns
port-o-potty
port-wine stain
port arms
port cities
port city
port forwarding
port of call
port of entry
port watcher
port wine
port wines
porta (current term)
porta-potty
porta hepatis
portabella
portabellas
portabello
portabellos
portabilities
portability
portable
portable computer
portable computers
portable saw
portable toilet
portable toilets

Literary usage of Porta

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1. Familiar Allusions: A Hand-book of Miscellaneous Information Including the by William Adolphus Wheeler, Charles Gardner Wheeler (1894)
"It is near the ancient porta Asinaria, which is now walled up, ... porta Maggiore. [The Greater Gate.] The finest of the city gates of Borne, ..."

2. La démocratie libérale by Thomas Hodgkin, Etienne Vacherot (1896)
"Between the Flaminian and the Salarian gates stood the somewhat smaller porta Pinciana, now closed, which was the scene of some hot encounters during the ..."

3. The Papacy and the Levant (1204-1571). by Kenneth M. Setton (1984)
"233), from the year 1567, shows the porta S. Pancrazio on the Janiculum, and calls the ... Desiring to encourage his men, Bourbon made his way to the porta ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... the one on the opposite side porta ... and were called respectively porta principalis dextra and porta principalis ..."

5. The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: A Companion Book for Students and by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1897)
"Regio I, named porta C,'apena, extended on the left side of the Appian Way HS far an the ... the Appia, the Latina, and tht, one issuing from the porta ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"He then refers to Ore's experiments of which he was a witness, and also communicates four experiments by Bernard on dogs, in which the vena porta was ..."

7. The Ruins and Excavations of Ancient Rome: A Companion Book for Students and by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1897)
"Regio I, named porta Capena, extended on the left side of the Appian Way as ... on the side opposite the Appian Way by another road, issuing from the porta ..."

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