hilum

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noun hi·lum \ ˈhī-ləm \

Definition of hilum

plural hila play \ˈhī-lə\
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

Origin and Etymology of hilum

New Latin, from Latin, trifle


Medical Dictionary

hilum

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noun hi·lum \ ˈhī-ləm \

medical Definition of hilum

plural hila play \-lə\
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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