There are 2 definitions of portal in English:

portal1

Line breaks: por¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːt(ə)l
 
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noun

  • 1A doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and imposing one.
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    • 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
  • 1.1An 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

Line breaks: por¦tal
Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːt(ə)l
 
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adjective

Anatomy
  • 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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