Wide thin-walled blood vessels in the liver. In mammals they have neither veinous or arterial markers. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hepatic_sinusoid http://zfin.org/curator ]

Synonyms: liver sinusoid vas capillare sinusoideum liver hepatic sinusoids liver sinusoidal blood vessel vas sinusoideum sinusoid of liver sinusoidal blood vessel of liver

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hepatic sinusoids

homology notes

(...) the amphibian liver has characteristics in common with both fish and terrestrial vertebrates. (...) The histological structure of the liver is similar to that in other vertebrates, with hepatocytes arranged in clusters and cords separated by a meshwork of sinusoids and the presence of the traditional triad of portal venule, hepatic arteriole, and bile duct.[well established][VHOG]