[hil-uh k]


a small hill.

Origin of hillock

First recorded in 1350–1400, hillock is from the Middle English word hilloc. See hill, -ock
Related formshill·ocked, hill·ock·y, adjective
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a small hill or mound
Derived Formshillocked or hillocky, adjective

Word Origin for hillock

C14 hilloc, from hill + -ock
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Word Origin and History for hillock

late 14c., hilloc "small hill" (c.1200 as a surname), from hill + Middle English diminutive suffix -oc.

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hillock in Medicine




A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, a tissue, or other structure.
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