1A doorway, gate, or other entrance, especially a large and imposing one.doorway, gateway, entrance, way in, way out, exit, egress, openingView synonyms
2A website or web page providing access or links to other sites.
- ‘many healthcare providers already utilize portals through which a patient can access test results’
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’.
Relating to an opening in an organ through which major blood vessels pass, especially the transverse fissure of the liver.‘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.’
- ‘Six HCV-negative biopsy specimens had portal fibrosis, but none had fibrous septa.’
- ‘When mild, the fibrosis is confined to portal tracts and immediately adjacent parenchymal tissue.’
- ‘It is effective only in portal hypertension of hepatic origin.’
Mid 19th century from modern Latin portalis, from Latin porta ‘gate’.