portacaval shunt n.
Any of various communications between the portal vein and the general circulation, especially a surgical anastomosis between the portal vein and the vena cava.
- Port address translation
networking (PAT) A function provided by some routers which allows hosts on a LAN to communicate with the rest of a network (such as the Internet) without revealing their own private IP address. All outbound packets have their IP address translated to the routers external IP address. Replies come back to the router which then […]
- Port adelaide
noun 1. the chief port of South Australia, near Adelaide on St Vincent Gulf. Pop: 33 145 (2006)
/ˌpɔːtəˈdaʊn/ noun 1. a town in S Northern Ireland, in the district of Armagh. Pop: 25 958 (2001)
[pawr-tij, pohr-, or for 2, 3, 5, 6, pawr-tahzh] /ˈpɔr tɪdʒ, ˈpoʊr-, or for 2, 3, 5, 6, pɔrˈtɑʒ/ noun 1. the act of carrying; carriage. 2. the carrying of boats, goods, etc., overland from one navigable water to another. 3. the route over which this is done. 4. the cost of carriage. verb (used […]