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Meaning of HILUM

Pronunciation:  'hIlum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ; "the hilus of the kidney"
  2. [n]  the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle

HILUM is a 5 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: hilus
 See Also: fissure, point



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Hi"lum\, n. [L., a little thing, trifle.]
1. (Bot.) The eye of a bean or other seed; the mark or scar
   at the point of attachment of an ovule or seed to its base
   or support; -- called also {hile}.

2. (Anat.) The part of a gland, or similar organ, where the
   blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum
   of the kidney.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The scar on a seed coat at the place where it was attached to its stalk during development.