porta hepatis

noun
porta hep·​a·​tis | \ -ˈhep-ə-təs How to pronounce porta hepatis (audio) \

Medical Definition of porta hepatis

: the fissure running transversely on the underside of the liver where most of the vessels enter or leave

called also transverse fissure

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“Porta hepatis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/porta%20hepatis. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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