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Definition of portal vein noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

portal vein

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpɔːtl veɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɔːrtl veɪn//
 
(also hepatic portal vein) (anatomy)
 
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a vein that takes blood from the stomach and other organs near the stomach to the liver