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  1. a rare word for hilum (def. 2)
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Derived Formshilar, adjective

Word Origin

C19: via New Latin from Latin: a trifle
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Examples from the Web for hilus

Historical Examples

  • Notice that all the vessels leave and enter the kidney at the hilus.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • The vascular stroma of the hilus has, moreover, greatly increased in quantity.

  • In the case of the other ovaries there is a hilus of stroma—the zona vasculosa—internal to the egg-bearing region.