portal system


: a system of veins that begins and ends in capillaries

Examples of portal system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the transfer portal system, athletes only have to submit their name into the portal to be transfer eligible, a change from the previous process that required permission from a coach, athletics administrator or other party to transfer. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 13 Jan. 2023 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

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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 26 May. 2024.

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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