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Noun: hilum (hila)  hI-lum
  1. (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ
    "the hilum of the kidney";
    - hilus
  2. The scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle

Derived forms: hila

Type of: fissure, point

Encyclopedia: Hilum