Term: hepatic sinusoid blood
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Name: hepatic sinusoid
Synonyms: hepatic sinusoids
Definition: Wide thin-walled blood vessels in the liver. The terminal branches of the hepatic portal vein and hepatic artery empty into the sinusoids where the blood mixes. In mammals they have neither venous or arterial markers. Sinusoids are scattered throughout the parenchyma and appear small and round.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0005091]
Name: blood
Definition: A complex mixture of cells suspended in a liquid matrix that delivers nutrients to cells and removes wastes.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000007]