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Definition of Glisson's capsule

Glisson's capsule: The capsule of the liver. A layer of connective tissue surrounding the liver and ensheathing the hepatic artery, portal vein, and bile ducts within the liver. Named for the British physician, anatomist, physiologist, and pathologist Francis Glisson (1597-1677).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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