from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A vein that conducts blood from the digestive organs, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder to the liver.

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  • noun anatomy A short, wide vein that carries blood to the liver from the organs of the digestive system.

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  • noun a short vein that carries blood into the liver


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