Definition of hilar in English:

hilar

adjective

Anatomy Botany
  • Relating to a hilus or hilum.

    • ‘The chest x-ray showed no demonstrable superior mediastinal widening, hilar mass, lung mass or pleural effusion.’
    • ‘Radiologic investigations revealed a 5-cm right lung mass with enlarged hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes.’
    • ‘Neither the hilar structures nor the renal pelvis were involved.’
    • ‘Gross examination of the abdominal and hilar lymph nodes revealed mild to moderate lymphadenopathy with a yellow, ‘spongy’ cut surface.’
    • ‘In 90% of cases, it affects the lungs, presenting with hilar adenopathy or pulmonary infiltration.’

Pronunciation:

hilar

/ˈhīlər/