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hepatic vein

hepatic vein in Medicine

hepatic vein n.
Any of the veins that carry from the liver the blood collected from the hepatic artery and portel vein and that terminate in three large veins, designated right, middle, and left, that open into the inferior vena cava below the diaphragm.

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