por·​ta ˈpȯrt-ə How to pronounce porta (audio)
plural portae -ē How to pronounce porta (audio)
: an opening in a bodily part where the blood vessels, nerves, or ducts leave and enter : hilum

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“Porta.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/porta. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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