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sinusoid

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noun si·nu·soid \ˈsīn-yə-ˌsȯid, ˈsī-nə-\

Definition of sinusoid

  1. 1 :  sine curve, sine wave

  2. 2 [New Latin sinus] :  a minute endothelium-lined space or passage for blood in the tissues of an organ (as the liver)



Origin of sinusoid

Medieval Latin sinus sine


First Known Use: 1823


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sinusoid

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noun si·nu·soid \ˈsī-n(y)ə-ˌsȯid\

Medical Definition of sinusoid

  1. :  a minute endothelium-lined space or passage for blood in the tissues of an organ (as the liver)

sinusoidal \ˌsī-n(y)ə-ˈsȯid-əl\play adjective
sinusoidally \-əl-ē\play adverb



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