It is oval in form, with quite a prominent beak at the hilum (Fig. 4).
An excrescence or appendage at or about the hilum of a seed.
On the anterior surface there is a transverse sulcus or hilum from which a large vein emerges.
hilum, the place of junction of the funiculus with the body of the ovule.
The blood-vessels enter at one spot, the hilum, and are distributed along the trabeculae.
Seed of a Violet (anatropous): a, hilum; b, rhaphe; c, chalaza.
Carun-cle, an excrescence or protuberance near the hilum of a seed.
hilum, the scar of the seed; its place of attachment, 110, 126.
The scar (hilum) is a whitish, elevated spot, at one extremity of the oblong seeds.
At the time of harvesting, the seeds are deep indigo-blue, the hilum being white.
Latin, literally "little thing, shred, trifle." Related: Hilar.
hilum hi·lum (hī'ləm)
n. pl. hi·la (-lə)
A depression or slit-like opening through which nerves, ducts, or blood vessels enter and leave in an organ or a gland. Also called porta.