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English definition of “hilum”


noun [C] uk   /ˈhaɪ.ləm/ us    /ˈhɑɪ.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 hilumSubstances and structures in the body
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