Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to or near a hilum.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Belonging to the hilum.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology and. anatomy, pertaining to a hilum, as of the kidney.
  • In botany, belonging to the hilum or scar produced by the attachment of a seed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or located near a hilum

Etymologies

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A macaronic blend of Latin hīlum ("trifle") + -ar.

Examples

  • Initially, Buller's drop is separated from the adaxial drop by its position on a knob called the hilar appendix, but the expanding drops coalesce when their surfaces make contact.

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  • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. and what, no mention of the mummy and the mummy returns brendan fraser style??? lame! at least booth could have been packing more guns or something …. .would have been hilar

    'Bones' recap: 'I love ancient remains. I really do.' | EW.com

  • At least MY has the balls to try to say what he thinks (despite poor spelling and hilar grammar), and to try to actually think through tough issues.

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  • Even there however, I'd argue that it's functioning as an unmarked noun in the accusative case Rasna hilar "protecting Etruria".

    Contradictions with authors' accounts of Etruscan word Rasna

  • His style is so hilar-iously messy (sample Evans epigram: "Possession is 99 percent of ownership") that it's fun -- the voice of a self-taught, self-centered mogul who was never mogully enough to command absolute power.

    The Last Tycoon, Take Two

  • MTV put it in writing last night with the most anti-climactic "news story" i.e. press release ever: Britney Spears is indeed following up those hilar Russell Brand ads with an actual appearance at the VMAs this weekend.

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  • Patient were described with hilar nodes and parenchymal changes as well as extra-pulmonary findings.

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  • In that inscription, there's a phrase tular hilar neśl inscribed on a cippus which got me thinking more on what neśl and related items really mean.

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  • In field conditions, seed pre-treatment using hilar removal plus soaking the seeds overnight in a fungicidal solution can accelerate germination.

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  • Cue, totes hilar situation in a rickshaw, which made them spontaneously burst into fits of extreme-white-toothed laughter silly Harry got it a bit wrong with his shocked face, an embarrassing moment outside an S&M sex shop and Jessica being caught off guard

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