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Medical Term:

porta hepatis


Definition: a transverse fissure on the visceral surface of the liver between the caudate and quadrate lobes, lodging the portal vein, hepatic artery, hepatic nerve plexus, hepatic ducts, and lymphatic vessels.

Synonym(s): caudal transverse fissure, portal fissure

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