There are 2 definitions of portal in English:

portal1

Syllabification: por·tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpôrtl
 
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noun

  • 2 Computing An Internet site providing access or links to other sites.
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    • 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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There are 2 definitions of portal in English:

portal2

Syllabification: por·tal
Pronunciation: /
 
ˈpôrtl/

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.
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    • 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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