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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hi·lum /ˈhaɪləm/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 hi·lum /ˈhaɪləm/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hi·lum n.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or
           ducts enter a bodily organ; "the hilus of the kidney"
           [syn: hilus]
      2: the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to
         the funicle
      [also: hila (pl)]