hilus


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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.

hi·lus

(hī'lŭs),
Incorrect form of hilum.
[an Eng. variant of L. hilum]

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.