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portal system

noun, Anatomy
1.
a vascular arrangement in which blood from the capillaries of one organ is transported to the capillaries of another organ by a connecting vein or veins.
2.
(loosely) the hepatoportal system.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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portal-system in Medicine

portal system n.
A system of vessels in which blood, after passing through one capillary bed, is conveyed through a second capillary network.

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