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)

Origin and Etymology of 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)

sinusoidal

play \ˌsī-n(y)ə-ˈsȯid-ᵊl\ adjective

sinusoidally

play \-ᵊl-ē\ adverb

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