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fossa of ductus venosus

 

Definition: a wide groove located posteriorly on the undersurface of the fetal liver between the caudate and left lobes; it lodges the ductus venosus and becomes the fissure of the ligamentum venosum in the adult.

Synonym(s): fossa ductus venosi

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