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Hilum \Hi"lum\, n. [L., a little thing, trifle.]

  1. (Bot.) The eye of a bean or other seed; the mark or scar at the point of attachment of an ovule or seed to its base or support; -- called also hile.

  2. (Anat.) The part of a gland, or similar organ, where the blood vessels and nerves enter; the hilus; as, the hilum of the kidney.


n. (context botany English) hilum


Hile is a hill town located in the Eastern Development Region of Nepal, 13 km north of the regional center of Dhankuta.

The shops and restaurants primarily serve the local economy. Hile Bazaar is one of the largest in the area, attracting locals from villages in the surrounding hills. The only businesses that specifically target tourists are the lodges.

Usage examples of "hile".

Eleven years ago, however, Heek had taken an Idaho vacation to permit the police to forget him, and wHile in Idaho he had associated himself with an outlaw gang dominated by a man named Jan Hile and another man named Hondo Weatherbee.

Idaho outlaw acquaintance, Jan Hile, who at once hired Heek to take part in the murder of the Doc Savage group and the waitress.

The same road, Tom Idle realized with a start, up which Jan Hile had driven furiously on that strange morning weeks ago.

Jan Hile cracked you over the head, and it was here that you were doped up and your appearance changed so you looked more like Hondo.

Jan Hile told Hondo to shoot at that Piute fifteen years ago, and Hondo missed him!

Idle gathered that they had once belonged to a gang of bandits to which Jan Hile and Hondo Weatherbee had also belonged.

Doc had explained that Jan Hile had effected this by injecting paraffin, and that the stuff had best be removed later with a slight surgical operation.

He was almost insane with anxiety over his sister, so much so that Doc Savage had flatly forbidden him to carry a gun, lest the young man start shooting the moment he saw any of the Hile crew.

If Hondo suspected he was being double-crossed, Hile realized the outlaw would be a bad customer.

Jan Hile nearly jerked his hands out of his black gloves when one of his sentries cracked a harsh challenge in the murk.

And there were few men who ever craved money more than Jan Hile, or would go to such lengths to get it.

When Jan Hile would have spoken, the other man lifted his hand to command silence.

Jan Hile jerked his thoughts to the present, for the other man was speaking.

He had, for instance, an animal kind of cunning, as shown by the men he picked to witness the confession which Jan Hile composed.

There was no visible wound, so Hile presumed the bronze man had been struck on the head and his hair hid the spot.