hepatic vein


: any of the veins that carry the blood received from the hepatic artery and from the hepatic portal vein away from the liver and that in humans are usually three in number and open into the inferior vena cava

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“Hepatic vein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hepatic%20vein. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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