portal system


: a system of veins that begins and ends in capillaries

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Nearly 80,000 customers – about 6% – of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority were without water on Friday, according to the government’s emergency portal system website. Ray Sanchez, CNN, 30 Sep. 2022 Nearly 360,000 customers were experiencing intermittent water service or no service at all as of Thursday evening, according to the government’s emergency portal system. Aya Elamroussi, CNN, 23 Sep. 2022 In March 2021, Metro Government switched to an online portal system called NextRequest to handle the submission and fulfillment of city public records requests. Kala Kachmar, The Courier-Journal, 27 May 2022 Washington: Some independent pharmacies are questioning whether health officials have the authority to require them to use the D.C. Health vaccine portal system instead of their own, WUSA-TV reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 13 May 2020

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Word History


portal vein

First Known Use

1754, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of portal system was in 1754

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“Portal system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portal%20system. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

portal system


: a system of veins that begins and ends in capillaries see hepatic portal system, pituitary portal system

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