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 for porta
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Porta \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.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the
           orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the
           heart" [syn: orifice, opening, porta]

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