Definition and Meanings for hilum
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Part of Speech of hilum
Etymology of hilum
Meaning of hilum
- 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.
- the part of a gland, or similar organ, where the blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney.