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Definition of the noun hilum

What does hilum mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: hila

  1. (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ
  2. the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something

Alternative definition of the noun hilum

noun

  1. [botany] 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.
  2. [botany] The nucleus of a starch grain.
  3. [anatomy] A depression or fissure through which ducts, nerves, or blood vessels enter and leave a gland or organ. Also called porta.

Explanation

  1. Hilum: In botany, a hilum is a scar or mark left on a seed coat by the former attachment to the ovary wall or to the funiculus. On a bean seed, the hilum is called the "eye".
  2. Hilum: L'ilo è un piccolo avvallamento o cavità in un organo che consente l’accesso o l’emergenza di vasi, nervi e dotti. Dall'ilo spesso si dipartono setti e trabecole che si dispongono intorno all'alberatura vascolo-nervosa dell'organo in questione.

Phrases with Hilum

  1. Acritus Hilum
  2. Mangelia Hilum
  3. Diplectanum Hilum
  4. Austrolimnius Hilum
  5. Austropusilla Hilum
  6. Species Acritus Hilum
  7. Species Mangelia Hilum
  8. Species Austropusilla Hilum

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hilum

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Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

hilum is the Latin...

Google previewCarnegie Institution of Washington Publication (1913)

The hilum is a small, round or oval spot, centric in the round forms, and eccentric from two-fifths to one-fourth, usually one-third, of the longitudinal axis in other forms. Double hila frequently occur. The hilum is often fissured, and the fissuration ...

Google previewBlumgart's Surgery of the Liver, Pancreas and Biliary Tract (2012)

Expert Consult - Online by William R. Jarnagin

patients showed that the location of the hydatid cyst near the hilum is a risk factor for the development of a cystobiliary communication and cavity-related complications. When a cystobiliary communication is shown, ...

Google previewEgans Fundamentals of Respiratory Care (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and nerves enter. ∙ The Hilum of kidney (admits the renal artery, vein, ureter, and nerves) is ...

Google previewStem Cell-Dependent Therapies (2013)

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Chronic Inflammatory Disorders by Gerhard Gross, Thomas Häupl

The hilum is a plexus formed by the renal artery, the renal vein, lymph vessels, nerves and the ureter, which expands inside the renal sinus, forming the pelvis structure (Fig. 14.1a) [1]. Macroscopically, the kidney parenchyma is divided into ...

Google previewAnatomy (1911)

by John Forsyth Little

Immediately above the hilum is an arched furrow for the vena azygos major vein; as it arches forward above the right branches to empty into the superior vena cava, then running upward and outward below the apex is a wide groove for the ...

Google previewTerminology for Allied Health Professionals (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and nerves enter. ∙ The Hilum of kidney (admits the renal artery, vein, ureter, and nerves) is ...

Google previewSeeds and Seedlings of Weeds in Rice in South and Southeast Asia (1989)

The hilum is a seam or scar extending about 3/4 of the length of the seed, and the area around it is darker than the rest of the surface. The flattened face and rounded side have wide corrugations in the form of an irregular network. Walls of the ...

Google previewBody Structures and Functions (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve fiber ∙ Afferent lymphatic vessels A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and ...

Google previewRespiratory Care Anatomy and Physiology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and nerves enter. ∙ The Hilum of kidney (admits the renal artery, vein, ureter, and nerves) is ...

Google previewFundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology (2015)

by Donald C Rizzo

The hilum is the entrance to a cavity in the kidney called the renal sinus, which consists of connective tissue and fat. Three layers of tissue surround each kidney. The innermost layer is the renal capsule. It is a smooth, transparent, fibrous ...

Google previewMyles' Textbook for Midwives (2014)

by Jayne E. Marshall, Maureen D. Raynor

On this medial aspect is an opening called the hilum. The hilum is the point of entry for the renal artery and renal nerves, and the point of exit for the renal vein and the ureter (Fig. 4.1). Internally the ...

Google previewAnatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology for Allied Health (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and nerves enter. ∙ The Hilum of kidney (admits the renal artery, vein, ureter, and nerves) is ...

Google previewCaffey's Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging E-Book (2013)

by Brian D. Coley

The splenic hilum is a depression along the medial surface through which the splenic artery, vein, and nerves pass. The two major ligaments that hold the spleen in place are the gastrosplenic and the splenorenal ligaments. Other ligaments ...

Google previewThe Sectional Anatomy Learning System , Concepts and Applications 2-Volume Set (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and nerves enter. ∙ The Hilum of kidney (admits the renal artery, vein, ureter, and nerves) is ...

Google previewUrologic Surgical Pathology E-Book (2014)

by David G. Bostwick, Liang Cheng

The hilum is the vestibule through which the collecting system, nerves, arteries, veins and lymphatics pass. In the adult, these structures are invested by fat within the renal sinus. The subcapsular surface of the renal cortex may be smooth and ...

Google previewMastering Healthcare Terminology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and nerves enter. ∙ The Hilum of kidney (admits the renal artery, vein, ureter, and nerves) is ...

Google previewBody Structures and Functions, Softcover Edition (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Something that so conducts, see Afferent nerve fiber ∙ Afferent lymphatic vessels A Hilum is a depression or pit where structures are attached. ∙ In human anatomy, the Hilum is part of an organ where structures such as blood vessels and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Grains (2015)

by Colin W Wrigley, Harold Corke, Koushik Seetharaman, Jonathan Faubion

The external seed structure includes the hilum, micropyle, and raphe. The hilum is a scar-like structure (usually oval shaped) near the middle edge where the seed breaks away from the stalk. The micropyle is the small opening in the seed ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; or, universal dictionary of knowledge, on an original plan: comprising the twofold advantage of a philosophical and an alphabetical arrangement, with appropriate engravings (1845)

Edited by Edw. Smedley, Hugh Jam. Rose, and H. John Rose. (Text: voll. XXVI. Plates: voll. III. Index

Botany, finite; ovaria three, six, or more, free or joined ; fol- licles distinct or joined, many-seeded ; seeds very small ; albumen none ; embryo straight or curved ; radicle next the hilum. Composed of elegant aquatic plants. Leaves with parallel ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana; Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge on an Original Plan Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings Edited by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose (1845)

Mixed sciences, vol. 5

_ dangerous; the Culadium segttinum, by chewing which M albumen none; embryo straight or curved; radicle next the hilum. Composed of elegant aquatic plants. Leaves with parallel veins; flowers umbellate, red, white, or yellow. Examples ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions - E-Book (2013)

by Mosby

hilum /hi'l.;m/ pl. hila , [L, hilum, a trifle], a depression or ...

Google previewAlternative Dictionary Of Symptoms And Cures (2013)

A Comprehensive Guide to Diseases and Their Orthodox and Alternative Remedies by Dr Caroline Shreeve

Each kidney weighs about 1509, measures just over 10cm in length, and has a ' dip' along its inner border called the hilum. It is at this point that the renal artery (a branch of the aorta) enters to supply the kidney with blood, and here also that ...

Google previewThe Micrographic Dictionary: Text (1883)

by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey

is called the hilum. That region of the interior where the lower parts of the coat are confluent ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)

by Dorland

Hilum renale Renal cortex Branch of renal vein Branch of renal vein Branch of renal artery Ureter n Longitudinal section through the kidney, showing the hilum renale. h. no0di lympha0tici, h. no0di lymphoi0dei [TA] hilum of lymph node: the ...

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Hilum Meaning

Video shows what hilum means. 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.

Scrabble value of H4I1L1U1M3

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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