sinusoid

noun
si·​nu·​soid | \ ˈsīn-yə-ˌsȯid How to pronounce sinusoid (audio) , 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sinusoid. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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sinusoid

noun
si·​nu·​soid | \ ˈsī-n(y)ə-ˌsȯid How to pronounce sinusoid (audio) \

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 How to pronounce sinusoid (audio) \ adjective
sinusoidally \ -​ᵊl-​ē How to pronounce sinusoid (audio) \ adverb

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