Meaning of “hilum” in the English Dictionary

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"hilum" in British English

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hilumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈhaɪ.ləm/ us /ˈhaɪ.ləm/ plural hila also hilus specialized

a hollow or narrow opening in an organ through which nerves, blood vessels, and tubes enter and leave:

the renal hilum

(Definition of “hilum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)