hilus


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hilus

(ˈhaɪləs)
n
(Anatomy) a rare word for hilum2
[C19: via New Latin from Latin: a trifle]
ˈhilar adj
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Noun1.hilus - (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ; "the hilus of the kidney"
fissure - (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
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We noticed [Alzheimer's-]related neuronal loss in two subdivisions that normally lose neurons with age, the hilus and the subiculum, but also noticed neuronal loss in CA1, a region in which there is no evidence of normal age-related loss," they report.