hilum

Primary Meanings of hilum

1.
n
the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle
2.
n
(anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ
Full Definitions of hilum
1

n the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle

Type of:
point
the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
2

n (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ

Synonyms:
hilus
Type of:
fissure
(anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes

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