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hi·lum

 (hī′ləm)
n. pl. hi·la (-lə)
1.
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.

hilum

(ˈhaɪləm)
n, pl -la (-lə)
1. (Botany) botany
a. a scar on the surface of a seed marking its point of attachment to the seed stalk (funicle)
b. the nucleus of a starch grain
2. (Anatomy) a deep fissure or depression on the surface of a bodily organ around the point of entrance or exit of vessels, nerves, or ducts
[C17: from Latin: trifle; see nihil]

hi•lum

(ˈhaɪ ləm)

n., pl. -la (-lə)
1. the scar remaining on a seed or spore at its point of former attachment.
2. the notch or recess where the vessels, nerves, etc., enter or emerge from a bodily part.
[1650–60; < New Latin; Latin: little thing, trifle; see nil]
hi′lar, adj.

hi·lum

(hī′ləm)
A mark or scar on a seed, such as a bean, showing where it was formerly attached to the plant.

hilum

- The scar on a seed marking the point where it was attached to its seed vessel.
See also related terms for marking.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hilum - (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
2.hilum - the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
Translations

hi·lum

n. L. hilio, depresión o apertura en un órgano que sirve de entrada o salida a nervios, vasos y conductos.
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Neither mass contained a clear echogenic fatty hilum or displayed internal color Doppler flow.
Introduction: We aimed to develop a scoring system to quantify the distance between the renal hilum and renal tumour, termed the modified C index (m-CI), and to predict renal functional loss (RFL) following laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN).
HRUS features of lymph nodes included number, size, shape, presence or absence of hilum, echogenicity, margins, structural changes and perinodal soft tissue oedema.
Stones in the anterior part of the duct were treated by duct incision and sialodochoplasty intra-orally while gland removal was done for stones in hilum and gland parenchyma.
In retrospect, a change in orientation of the allograft was noted with the hilum directed laterally when compared to a contrast enhanced CT performed prior to torsion (Figure 1(b)) when the hilum was directed anteromedially.
Ultrasound and color/power Doppler are used to localize the node and evaluate their multiplicity, size, shape (roundness index), hilum status, margin, calcification, necrosis (>3 mm), and perilymphnodal edema.
Ultrasonography revealed an indistinct mass in the area of the hilum with backpressure biliary changes that suggested a neoplastic cause.
According to Rao and Rachana5 an accessory renal artery is the one that is present in addition to the main renal artery and enters the kidney through hilum whereas aberrant renal artery supplies the kidney without entering its hilum.
The extent of tumor infiltration was assessed by fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography scans, which showed increased uptake in the tumor bed and a suspicious-looking lymph node near the right hilum.
This stem cell niche lies in a transitional area known as the hilum region, a layer of cells that links the ovary to the rest of the body.
Los parametros cualitativos y cuantitativos determinados fueron: a) forma de la semilla (volumen y forma en vista sagital), b) tamano: perimetro en proyeccion sagital, c) patron de ornamentacion formado por las celulas epidermicas (especificamente por la pared anticlinal) en vista superficial sagital, cerca y lejos del hilum, d) grosor de las paredes de las celulas epidermicas y e) tipo de hilum y ubicacion en vista sagital.
The morphological characters of the seeds; general shape, size, colour, surface shape, length and width of the hilum were observed under stereomicroscope.