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portal1

Syllabification: por·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpôrdl
 
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noun

1A doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and elaborate one.
Example sentences
  • I drove past the studios; the gates seemed like portals to some other world.
  • The people were shoulder to shoulder through the gate portal.
  • He laughed softly and directed me out of the chapel, towards the portals of the main doorway and the sunlight in the plaza.
Synonyms
2 Computing An Internet site providing access or links to other sites.
Example sentences
  • Industry related directories or portals are great sites to get links from.
  • Some states had Web sites they called portals but they were really just places to download information.
  • Now Clare has teamed up with other independent maternitywear retailers across the country to form an internet portal with links to their websites.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, from medieval Latin portale, neuter (used as a noun) of portalis 'like a gate', from Latin porta 'door, gate'.

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portal2

Syllabification: por·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpôrdl
 
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adjective

[attributive] Anatomy
Of or relating to an opening in an organ through which major blood vessels pass, especially the transverse fissure of the liver.
Example sentences
  • The liver biopsy specimen showed portal triads and sinusoids infiltrated with lymphoid cells.
  • She developed the rapid onset of liver failure with portal hypertension and died in a hospice.
  • Adhesions are broad and very short septa between portal tracts and hepatic veins.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin portalis, from Latin porta 'gate'.

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