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fibrous capsule of liver


Definition: a layer of connective tissue ensheathing the outer surface of the liver and continuous internally with the perivascular fibrous capsule of the liver that ensheaths the hepatic artery, portal vein, and bile ducts as these ramify within the liver; in some animals (pigs) it is continuous with septae that divide the parenchyma into lobules.

Synonym(s): tunica fibrosa hepatisTA, Glisson capsule

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