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Synonyms for hilum

(anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ

the scar on certain seeds marking its point of attachment to the funicle

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The researchers proved that stem cells from the hilum region were highly prone to ovarian carcinoma, using the most current genetic research techniques.
Felson described the hilum overlay sign as the visualisation, on a frontal X-ray, of the first bifurcation of either the left or right pulmonary artery more than 1 cm medial to the lateral edge of the cardiac shadow.
The Reckers raise non-GMO soybeans, receiving premiums of 25 cents to 45 cents per bushel for specialty types such as clear hilum beans.
On the right side, the sialolith was located at the hilum of the gland, and it extended toward the oral cavity; it was removed transorally from the opening of the fistula at the floor of the mouth.
7,9) Submandibular stones close to the hilum of the gland tend to become large before they become symptomatic.
5] They found that a ratio of longitudinal diameter to transverse diameter (LT ratio) of less than 2-to-1 in the absence of a hilum is an indication of malignant lymphadenopathy.