hi·​lar | \ ˈhī-lər How to pronounce hilar (audio) \

Definition of hilar

: of, relating to, or located near a hilum

Examples of hilar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Griffin shares some truly hilar pics of Dixie from his camera roll. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "A Complete Timeline of Dixie D'Amelio and Griffin Johnson's Relationship," 3 Aug. 2020 The cause of death is sarcoidosis involving lungs, heart, spleen, hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Joseph Rago and a Disease Called Sarcoidosis," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hilar

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hilar was circa 1859

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17 Aug 2020

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“Hilar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilar. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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hi·​lar | \ ˈhī-lər How to pronounce hilar (audio) \

Medical Definition of hilar

: of, relating to, affecting, or located near a hilum hilar lymph nodes of the lung

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