hilum

noun
hi·​lum | \ˈhī-ləm \
plural hila\ ˈhī-​lə \

Definition of hilum 

1 : a scar on a seed (such as a bean) marking the point of attachment of the ovule

2 : a notch in or opening from a bodily part suggesting the hilum of a bean

First Known Use of hilum

circa 1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hilum

New Latin, from Latin, trifle

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hilum

noun
hi·​lum | \ˈhī-ləm \
plural hila\ -​lə \

Medical Definition of hilum 

1 : a scar on a seed (as a bean) marking the point of attachment of the ovule

2 : a notch in or opening from a bodily part suggesting the hilum of a bean especially when it is where the blood vessels, nerves, or ducts leave and enter: as

a : the indented part of a kidney

b : the depression in the medial surface of a lung that forms the opening through which the bronchus, blood vessels, and nerves pass

c : a shallow depression in one side of a lymph node through which blood vessels pass and efferent lymphatic vessels emerge

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