hilum


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hilum

1. Botany
a. a scar on the surface of a seed marking its point of attachment to the seed stalk (funicle)
b. the nucleus of a starch grain
2. Anatomy a deep fissure or depression on the surface of a bodily organ around the point of entrance or exit of vessels, nerves, or ducts

hilum

[′hī·ləm]
(anatomy)
(botany)
Scar on a seed marking the point of detachment from the funiculus.
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Finally, the researchers microdissected ovary and hilum cells, inactivated two tumor suppressor genes p53 and Rb1, whose pathways are commonly altered in human aggressive ovarian carcinoma, and injected cells into the abdominal cavity of mice.
A typical posterior mediastinal mass displaying the hilum overlay sign is neurogenic in origin in the majority (88%) of cases.
In our case, the right submandibular sialolith was located at the hilum of the gland, and it extended toward the oral cavity.
a total submandibular gland excision) is preferred for stones located in the hilum or in the gland itself.
Finally, the demonstration of an intact hilum on sonography was seen infrequently in malignant nodes (22%).