hilus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hilus (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ "the hilus of the kidney"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hilus (Anat) Same as Hilum, 2.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hilus Same as hilum.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Notice that all the vessels leave and enter the kidney at the hilus.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The vascular stroma of the hilus has, moreover, greatly increased in quantity.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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