sinusoid

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

Definition of sinusoid 

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

First Known Use of sinusoid

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sinusoid

Medieval Latin sinus sine

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sinusoid

noun
si·nu·soid | \ˈsī-n(y)ə-ˌsȯid \

Medical Definition of sinusoid 

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

Other Words from sinusoid

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

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