glisson's capsule

glisson's capsule
\\ˈglisənz-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized G
Etymology: after Francis Glisson died 1677 English physician
: an investment of loose connective tissue entering the liver with the portal vessels and sheathing the larger vessels in their course through the organ

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