Meaning of “hepatic portal vein” in the English Dictionary

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"hepatic portal vein" in British English

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hepatic portal veinnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /hepˌæt.ɪk ˈpɔː.təl ˌveɪn/ us /hepˌæt̬.ɪk ˈpɔːr.t̬əl ˌveɪn/ also portal vein specialized

the vein that carries blood, containing substances obtained from food, from the intestines to the liver

(Definition of “hepatic portal vein” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)