hilar

adjective

hi·​lar ˈhī-lər How to pronounce hilar (audio)
: of, relating to, or located near a hilum

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The cause of death is sarcoidosis involving lungs, heart, spleen, hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hilar was circa 1859

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“Hilar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilar. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

hilar

adjective

hi·​lar ˈhī-lər How to pronounce hilar (audio)
: of, relating to, affecting, or located near a hilum
hilar lymph nodes of the lung
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