hi·lum /ˈhaɪləm/ 名詞
1. Bot. 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; -- called also hile.
2. Anat. The part of a gland, or similar organ, where the blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney.
n 1: (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or
ducts enter a bodily organ; "the hilus of the kidney"
2: the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to
[also: hila (pl)]