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Meaning of PORTA

Pronunciation:  p'ortu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an aperture or hole opening into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"

PORTA is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: opening, orifice
 See Also: anus, aortic orifice, arse, arsehole, asshole, blastopore, cardia, cervix, cervix uteri, external orifice, fenestra, fontanel, fontanelle, introitus, mouth, naris, os, passage, passageway, porta hepatis, pylorus, rima, soft spot, spiracle, stoma, urethral orifice, uterine cervix, vent



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Por"ta\, n.; pl. {Port[ae]}. [L., a gate. See {Port} a
hole.] (Anat.)
(a) The part of the liver or other organ where its vessels
    and nerves enter; the hilus.
(b) The foramen of Monro. --B. G. Wilder.