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Medical Term:

fissure for ligamentum venosum


a deep cleft extending from the porta hepatis to the inferior vena cava between the left lobe and the caudate lobe; it lodges the ligamentum venosum and is thus a vestige of the fossa of the ductus venosus.

Synonym(s): fissura ligamenti venosiTA, fissure of venous ligament

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