Definition of Porta hepatis

1. Noun. Opening for major blood vessels to enter and leave the liver.

Generic synonyms: Opening, Orifice, Porta



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Porta Hepatis

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port-o-johns
port-o-potty
port-wine stain
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port of call
port of entry
port watcher
port wine
port wines
porta
porta-potty
porta hepatis (current term)
portabella
portabellas
portabello
portabellos
portabilities
portability
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portable toilet
portable toilets
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portables

Literary usage of Porta hepatis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"It reaches the inferior surface of the liver at the right extremity of the porta hepatis, where it divides into its two terminal branches. ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"(6) On the inferior surface: The vessels from this surface mostly converge to the porta hepatis, and accompany the deep lymphatics, emerging from the porta ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"Behind the porta hepatis, and between the lower ends of the fossa for the ductus venosus and the fossa for the inferior vena cava, is the lower end of the ..."

4. Diseases of the digestive system by Frank Billings (1906)
"Tuberculosis of the glands at the porta hepatis may also lead to permanent occlusion of the common duct, but not invariably. I once observed a case in which ..."

5. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"(6) On the inferior surface: The vessels from this surface mostly converge to the porta hepatis, and accompany the deep lymphatics, emerging from the porta ..."

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