Portal

Por"tal

(?), a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a porta, especially the porta of the liver; as, the portal vein, which enters the liver at the porta, and divides into capillaries after the manner of an artery.
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Portal is applied to other veins which break up into capillaries; as, the renal portal veins in the frog.
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Por`ta*men"to

(?), n. [It., fr. portare to carry.] (Mus.) In singing, or in the use of the bow, a gradual carrying or lifting of the voice or sound very smoothly from one note to another; a gliding from tone to tone.
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