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[hep-uh-toh-pawr-tl, -pohr-, hi-pat-uh-] /ˌhɛp ə toʊˈpɔr tl, -ˈpoʊr-, hɪˌpæt ə-/

noun, Anatomy.
a vascular arrangement in vertebrates through which blood is transported into the liver from capillaries of the stomach, spleen, duodenum, pancreas, and intestines.


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