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English definition of “hepatic portal vein”

hepatic portal vein

noun [C usually singular]     (also portal vein) specialized
the vein that carries blood, containing substances obtained from food, from the intestines to the liverThe circulatory system and blood
(Definition of hepatic portal vein noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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