porta

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n porta an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Porta (Anat) The part of the liver or other organ where its vessels and nerves enter; the hilus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n porta In anatomy: The entrance or great transverse fissure of the liver: especially in the term vena portæ, the portal vein (which see, under portal). See cut under liver.
    • n porta The foramen of Monro; especially, the lateral orifice of the Y-shaped foramen which opens communication between each of the lateral ventricles of the brain and the third ventricle.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Porta pōr′ta the part of an organ where its vessels and ducts enter, esp. the transverse fissure of the liver: the foramen of Monro.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a gate. See Port a hole

Usage

In literature:

What is the worth of that quarry of yours to the south of the Porta Triumphalis?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
R. da Costa Porta, who died in the Egyptian expedition of 1882.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
They rebuilt, also, the Porta a Tufi, which at first was called Porta di S. Agata all'Arco.
"Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects" by Giorgio Vasari
The del Tasso lived in the village of S. Gervasio, and moved to a place near the walls of Florence, a few steps from the Porta a Pinti.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
The other gates are known as the Porta Ferrea and Porta Argentea.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
It is rumoured that Professor PORTA has sent a message to Mr. LLOYD GEORGE, wishing him a Happy New World.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. CLVIII, January 7, 1920" by Various
Beyond the Porta Romana, not far from Casa Guidi, was the road to the Val d'Emo, where the Certosa crowns an eminence.
"The Brownings" by Lilian Whiting
In the Porta della Carta, 1423, the vice reaches its climax.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)" by John Ruskin
BAPTISTA PORTA, founded the Accademie of the Oziosi and Segreti, iii.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
Next evening the most remarkable company that ever was seen proceeded down the Via Ripetta towards the Porta del Popolo.
"Weird Tales. Vol. I" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
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In poetry:

Now, Dantzic wheat before you floats —
Now, Jesuits from California —
Now, Ceres, link'd with Titus Oats,
Comes dancing through the "Porta Cornea."
"Corn and Catholics" by Thomas Moore

In news:

Porta -Potties on Mall.
Porta -King Building Systems offers mobile trailer units for providing immediate solutions.
Porta -King Puts Perimeter Security On Wheels.
Porta -King Building Systems offers mobile trailer units for providing immediate solutions to perimeter or airport security.
A cleaning company will pay for tips in San Francisco's pyro porta potty case.
The Challenge of "Porta Fidei" and the Promise of Right Brain .
The Augustus of Prima Porta, a marble sculpture of the Roman Empire's first emperor, was discovered in 1863 and is now in the Vatican Museums.
If you have seen five people walking the highways and roads while wearing orange hats and vests, accompanied by a large truck and trailer with a porta potty, that would be this year's Litter Crew.
This is the second story I have written about someone hiding inside a porta potty.
Clorox Wants to Flush Out Porta Potty Pyro.
Is if she's nude, or being tossed about while locked in a porta potty.
Porta- Potty dream summed up election.
Watch as these soldiers cram in as many people as possible into one porta- potty .
7 Rua das Portas de Santo Antão Lisbon, 1150, Portugal.
Kaine compares election to being trapped in a Porta-Potty.
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In science:

I am indebted to most of the people in and who have passed through Oxford’s Philosophy of Physics community, to Luca Porta Mana in Stockholm, and to Stephen Adler in Princeton.
Bell inequalities for random fields
For D = D, the unit disc of C, there is a very nice representation formula, due to Berkson and Porta (see also and ).
Pluripotential theory, semigroups and boundary behavior of infinitesimal generators in strongly convex domains
The last statement can be seen as a Berkson-Porta like formula at the boundary.
Pluripotential theory, semigroups and boundary behavior of infinitesimal generators in strongly convex domains
Moreover, in the non-degenerate case, we establish a constructive characterization of these vector fields analogous to the nonautonomous Berkson – Porta representation of Herglotz vector fields in the unit disk .
Loewner Theory in annulus I: evolution families and differential equations
Now to show that Gt is of form (5.5), we fix any t ∈ [0, +∞) \ N and take advantage of Berkson – Porta representation for infinitesimal generators in the unit disk D.
Loewner Theory in annulus I: evolution families and differential equations
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