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Carrying towards, afferent; specifically designating the veins leading to the kidney in a renal portal system.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Todd's Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. From post-classical Latin advehent-, advehens, specific use (as adjective) of classical Latin advehent-, advehēns, present participle of advehere to bring from ad- + vehere to carry.
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