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n :  a communicating part or area of an organism: as  a  :  PORTAL VEIN  b  :  the point at which something enters the body <s of infection> 
adj 1  :  of or relating to the porta hepatis  2  :  of, relating to, or being a portal vein or a portal system < blood>  < circulation>  .
Similar sounding terms:   parietal 

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