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Medical Term:

vena advehens


Definition: collective term for a series of branching channels in the early embryo receiving blood from the umbilical and/or vitelline venous systems and passing the mixed blood to the sinusoids of the liver; they become terminal branches of the hepatic portal vein.

Synonym(s): vena afferens hepatis

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