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Medical Term:

fissure for ligamentum teres


a cleft on the inferior surface of the liver, running from the inferior border to the left extremity of the porta hepatis; it lodges the round ligament of the liver.

Synonym(s): fissura ligamenti teretis hepatisTA, fissure for round ligament of liver, fossa venae umbilicalis, umbilical fossa

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