Definitions

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  • n. The part of the liver or other organ where its vessels and nerves enter; the hilum.
  • n. The foramen of Monro.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy: The entrance or great transverse fissure of the liver: especially in the term vena portæ, the portal vein (which see, under portal). See cut under liver.
  • n. The foramen of Monro; especially, the lateral orifice of the Y-shaped foramen which opens communication between each of the lateral ventricles of the brain and the third ventricle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity

Etymologies

Latin porta ("a gate"). See port. (Wiktionary)

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