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Definition: 'Hilum Of Kidney'

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hilum of kidney

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1. the depression on the medial border of the kidney through which pass the segmental renal vessels and renal nerves and where the apex of the renal pelvis occurs.

Synonyms: hilum renale, porta renis

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