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n. pl. hi·la (-lə)
a. The scar on a seed, such as a bean, indicating the point of attachment to the funiculus.
b. The nucleus of a starch grain.
2. The area through which ducts, nerves, or blood vessels enter and leave a gland or organ.

[Latin hīlum, trifle.]

hi′lar (-lər) adj.
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Adj.1.hilar - of or relating to or located near a hilum
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