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hilum

 [hi´lum] (pl. hi´la) (L.)
a depression or pit at the part of an organ where vessels and nerves enter.
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hi·lum

, pl.

hi·la

(hī'lŭm, hī'lă), [TA] Avoid the incorrect form hilus.
1. The part of an organ where the nerves and vessels enter and leave. Synonym(s): porta (1)
2. A depression or slit resembling the hilum in the olivary nucleus of the brain.
[L. a small bit or trifle]
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hilum

(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.

hi′lar (-lər) adj.
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hi·lum

, pl. hila (hī'lŭm, -lă) [TA]
1. The part of an organ where the nerves and vessels enter and leave.
Synonym(s): porta (1) .
2. A depression or slit resembling the hilum in the olivary nucleus of the brain.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hilum

A small gap or opening in an organ through which connecting structures such as arteries, veins, nerves or ducts enter or leave.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hilum

  1. a scar located down one side of a seed indicating the point of attachment of the OVULE to the ovary
  2. a notch on the concave side of the mammalian kidney through which the blood vessels and nerves pass.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

hi·lum

, pl. hila (hī'lŭm, -lă) [TA]
1. The part of an organ where the nerves and vessels enter and leave.
Synonym(s): porta (1) .
2. A depression or slit resembling the hilum in the olivary nucleus of the brain.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In one case (right side) upper renal artery (L1 level) descended crossing in front of lower renal artery (L2 level) to enter through the lower part of hilum and supplied to lower segment.
The retroperitoneal hematoma was compressing the renal artery, as suggested by reversal of diastolic blood flow and high renal artery velocities four times greater at the renal hilum than at the aorta.
While transoral sialodochotomy or sialodochoplasty is sufficient, especially for giant stones in a duct, (9) an extraoral approach (e.g., a total submandibular gland excision) is preferred for stones located in the hilum or in the gland itself.
(40) reported on the use of CT scan mapping of the tail of the pancreas in relation to the splenic hilum and considered it a valuable tool to minimise this complication.
All soybean lines used in this report have yellow hilum (I) and gray pubescence (t).
L.N 1 shape round -- 3 oval 1 2 2 echogenic present 1 -- hilum absent -- 5 3 calcification present -- -- absent 1 5 4 necrosis present -- 3 absent 1 2 Sl.
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In 2.8%, it passed through the hilum of spleen without dividing.
Once the images were obtained, the radiologist noted the size of the lymph nodes, their longitudinal and transverse diameters, the presence or absence of a hilum, and any extracapsular spread.
ECHOGENIC HILUM: The echogenic hilum is closely associated with the medullary sinuses in the lymph node.