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1. hilum

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

Synonyms

  • hilus

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle

Etymology

  • hilum (Latin)

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2. hilum

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

Antonyms

  • beginning

Etymology

  • hilum (Latin)

Example sentences of the word hilum


1. Noun, singular or mass
The part that curves in and is rough on the bean is the hilum.

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