hilar

adjective hi·lar \ ˈhī-lər \

Definition of hilar

: of, relating to, or located near a hilum

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First Known Use of hilar

circa 1859

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hilar

adjective hi·lar \ ˈhī-lər \

medical Definition of hilar

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

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