Definition of “portal vein” - English Dictionary

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“portal vein” in British English

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portal veinnoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˈpɔː.təl ˌveɪn/ us /ˈpɔːr.t̬əl ˌveɪn/ also hepatic portal vein specialized

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

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