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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.
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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]
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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.
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hi·lum

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

- The scar on a seed marking the point where it was attached to its seed vessel.
See also related terms for marking.
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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"
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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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On the right side, the sialolith was located at the hilum of the gland, and it extended toward the oral cavity; it was removed transorally from the opening of the fistula at the floor of the mouth.
The organ is difficult to remove and susceptible to bleeding due to tearing of the splenic capsule or venous branches near the hilum. Underlying thrombocytopenia is an additional problem in the majority of patients.
Cultivars with yellow hilum color compared with those with brown hilum are preferred in Japan for confectionery use because of better external appearance.
Nonspecific lymphadenopathy showed an echogenic hilum and an oval-shaped tuberculous nodes (12,13) were rounded in 3 cases without echogenic hilum and no calcification.