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Hilum of lung

Definition
noun
A triangular depression on the mediastinal surface of each lung where the bronchus, blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics enter or leave the viscus.
Supplement
These structures are invested by pleura, which, below the hilus and behind the pericardial impression, form the pulmonary ligament.
Synonyms:

  • hilum pulmonaris
  • porta pulmonis


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