What does hilum mean?

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ˈhaɪ ləm; -ləhilum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hilus, hilumnoun

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

    "the hilus of the kidney"

  2. hilumnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. hilumnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From hilum.

  2. hilumnoun

    The nucleus of a starch grain.

    Etymology: From hilum.

  3. hilumnoun

    A depression or fissure through which ducts, nerves, or blood vessels enter and leave a gland or organ. Also called porta.

    Etymology: From hilum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hilumnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L., a little thing, trifle.]

  2. Hilumnoun

    the part of a gland, or similar organ, where the blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney

    Etymology: [L., a little thing, trifle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hilum

    hī′lum, n. the scar on a seed at the point of union with the placenta: (anat.) the depression at the place where ducts, vessels, and nerves enter an organ.—adj. Hī′lar. [L.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hilum in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hilum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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