(biology) A vessel located in the abdominal cavity formed by the union of the superior mesenteric and splenicveins that channels blood from the gastrointestinal tract and spleen to capillary beds in the liver.
Hepatic-portal-vein Sentence Examples
splenic veins to form the hepatic portal vein.
Blood full of just digested nutrients from the intestine and the stomach enter the liver via the hepatic portal vein.
The key section is 1580 which shows the junction between the superior mesenteric and splenic veins to form the hepatic portal vein.