hilum

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noun hi·lum \ˈhī-ləm\

Definition of hilum

plural

hila

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

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

Origin and Etymology of hilum

New Latin, from Latin, trifle


First Known Use: circa 1753


Medical Dictionary

hilum

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noun hi·lum \ˈhī-ləm\

Medical Definition of hilum

plural

hila

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

  2. 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: asa:  the indented part of a kidneyb:  the depression in the medial surface of a lung that forms the opening through which the bronchus, blood vessels, and nerves passc:  a shallow depression in one side of a lymph node through which blood vessels pass and efferent lymphatic vessels emerge


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