Meaning of hilum
Pronunciation: (hī'lum), [key]
— pl. -la
- the mark or scar on a seed produced by separation from its funicle or placenta.
- the nucleus of a granule of starch.
- a mark or scar on a spore at the point of attachment to the spore-bearing structure.
- the region at which the vessels, nerves, etc., enter or emerge from a part.
- hilum (Thesaurus)