sinus venosus

noun
si·​nus ve·​no·​sus | \ ˈsī-nəs-vi-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce sinus venosus (audio) \

Definition of sinus venosus

: an enlarged pouch that adjoins the heart, is formed by the union of the large systemic veins, and is the passage through which venous blood enters the heart in lower vertebrates and in embryos of higher forms

First Known Use of sinus venosus

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sinus venosus

New Latin, venous sinus

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“Sinus venosus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinus%20venosus. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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sinus venosus

noun
si·​nus ve·​no·​sus | \ ˌsī-nəs-vi-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce sinus venosus (audio) \

Medical Definition of sinus venosus

: an enlarged pouch that adjoins the heart, is formed by the union of the large systemic veins, and is the passage through which venous blood enters the heart in lower vertebrates and in embryos of higher forms

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