Definition of Hilus

1. Noun. (anatomy) a depression or fissure where vessels or nerves or ducts enter a bodily organ. "The hilus of the kidney"

Exact synonyms: Hilum
Generic synonyms: Fissure
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy
Derivative terms: Hilar

Definition of Hilus

1. n. Same as Hilum, 2.

Definition of Hilus

1. Noun. (anatomy) A hilum. ¹

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Definition of Hilus

1. hilum [n HILI] - See also: hilum

Medical Definition of Hilus

1. Same as Hilum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hilus

hilum lienis
hilum nodi lymphatici
hilum nuclei dentati
hilum nuclei olivaris
hilum of dentate nucleus
hilum of kidney
hilum of lung
hilum of lymph node
hilum of olivary nucleus
hilum of ovary
hilum of spleen
hilum ovarii
hilum pulmonis
hilum renalis
hilum splenicum
hilus (current term)
hilus cells

Literary usage of Hilus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"In like manner we learn to vary our sense of normal so far as a hilus is ... A normal hilus for a granite worker is never seen because his intake of dust is ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"The left kidney had a very large hilus, situated anteriorly. The right, on the other hand, followed the median line and the ureters (shorter than usual but ..."

3. University of Toronto Studies by University of Toronto (1900)
"Morris ('04), in a summary of displacements, states that the kidney may be rotated so that the hilus looks upward, outward, directly forward or backward, ..."

4. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"The hilus Shadows.—On either side of the median shadow, within the lung fields, ... Usually, within the j hilus areas, even in persons not actively ..."

5. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"hilus Tuberculosis. (Peribronchial infiltration. ... Starting in the deep areas about the hilus where childhood infection occurs, a fresh active process may ..."

6. Pediatrics (1899)
"These ligatures were left with long ends, thus forming a drain for the wound, which was septic from the pus let free from the hilus. ..."

7. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"In these latter types there is apparently a hilus tuberculosis and the ... The infection then extends along the lymphatics to the hilus, and if not arrested ..."

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