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Medical Term:

liver acinus


Definition: a functional unit of the liver, comprising all liver parenchyma supplied by a terminal branch of the portal vein and hepatic artery; typically involves segments of two lobules lying between two terminal hepatic venules.

Synonym(s): Rappaport acinus

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