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Definition of the noun sinus

What does sinus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sinuses

  1. an abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of sinus: fistula
    • more generic words: passage / passageway = a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
  2. any of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull
  3. a wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel

Alternative definition of the noun sinus


  1. [anatomy] A pouch or cavity in any organ or tissue, especially the paranasal sinus.
  2. [pathology] An abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, caused by the destruction of tissue.


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Phrases with Sinus

Phrases starting with the word Sinus:

  1. sinus rectus
  2. sinus headache

Phrases ending with the word Sinus:

  1. Abax sinus
  2. nasal sinus
  3. Apogon sinus
  4. venous sinus
  5. ethmoid sinus
  6. frontal sinus
  7. Netelia Sinus
  8. sigmoid sinus
  9. coronary sinus
  10. Lygosoma Sinus
  11. phocoena sinus
  12. Sphenoid Sinus
  13. straight sinus
  14. cavernous sinus
  15. ethmoidal sinus
  16. maxillary sinus
  17. paranasal sinus
  18. Pyrgulina Sinus

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sinus

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Google previewA Synopsis of Biology (2013)

by W. B. Crow

The inferior jugular sinus is a small vessel inserted near the middle of the Cuvierian sinus. It runs anteriorly...

Google previewAccess to Surgery (2007)

500 Single Best Answer Questions in Basic and Applied Anatomy by Shahzad G. Raja

Answer: D Oblique pericardial sinus The oblique pericardial sinus is an area of the pericardial cavity located behind the left atrium of the heart where the...

The coronary sinus is a large vein on the heart that drains into the right atrium.

Google previewMarriott's Practical Electrocardiography (2008)

by Galen S. Wagner

The normal cardiac rhythm is called sinus rhythm because it is produced by electrical impulses formed within the SA node.

Google previewManagement of Pericardial Disease (2014)

by Eyal Herzog

The transverse sinus is a passage between these two invaginations with the aorta and pulmonary trunk anteriorly and the atria and veins posteriorly. Bachmann's bundle, a source of certain atrial arrhythmias, lines the floor of the transverse ...

Google previewCardiac CT and MR for Adult Congenital Heart Disease (2013)

by Farhood Saremi

The transverse sinus is the passage between these two pericardial tubes and lies posterior to the ascending aorta and main pulmonary artery, above the left atrium (Fig. 29.2). The oblique sinus is the cul-de-sac located posterior and superior ...

Google previewOral and Maxillofacial Pathology - E-Book (2008)

by Angela C. Chi, Douglas D. Damm, Brad W. Neville, Carl M. Allen, Jerry Bouquot

Maxillary sinus carcinomas comprise only 3% of all head and neck carcinomas; however, among paranasal sinus carcinomas, the maxillary sinus is the most common site (accounting for 80% of lesions). Most lesions remain asymptomatic or ...

Google previewHigh-yield Heart (2006)

by Ronald W. Dudek

The transverse sinus is a recess of the pericardial cavity. After the pericardial sac is opened, a surgeon can pass a finger or ligature (posterior to the aorta and pulmonary trunk and anterior to the SVC) from one side of the heart to the other ...

Google previewVisceral Vascular Manipulations (2011)

by Jean-Pierre Barral, Alain Croibier

Carotid sinus The carotid sinus is a baroreceptor that responds to changes in blood pressure. When intracarotid blood ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2007)

by Graham A. Colditz

Among paranasal sinuses, the maxillary sinus is the most affected, followed by the ethmoid sinuses. Occupational exposures such as wood dust; leather in shoe factories; and chemical agents such as mustard gas, isopropylic alcohol, ...

Google previewYour Sight and Hearing (1996)

by Merle A. Wilson

The Maxilliary sinus is the largest. It is in the body of the upper jaw bone. "Its base is formed by the lateral wall of the nasal cavity" and it extends into the Zygomatic process. "Its roof or orbital wall is frequently ridged by the infraorbital canal.

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Terminology, Dental Surgery, and the Collateral Sciences (1867)

by Chapin Aaron Harris, Ferdinand James Samuel Gorgas

A sinus. SIN/U0US. From sinus, a bay or curve. Tortuous. A term applied to certain fistulous ulcers. SI/NUS.

Google previewMedical Lexicon. A New Dictionary of Medical Science, containing a concise account of the various subjects and terms, ... and formulae for ... preparations etc. Third edition (1844)

SINUE U X SINUS gullus, Hiccouglz, Hicmip, (F.) Hoquct. A noise made by the sudden 'and involuntary contraction of the diaphragm, and the simultaneous contraction of the glottis, which arrests the air in the trachea. It is a symptom of many ...

Google previewDictionary of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, Resynchronization, and Arrhythmias (2007)

by David L. Hayes, MD, Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD

Tachy- cardia-bradycardia syndrome also is known as bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome, sick sinus syndrome, and tachy-brady syndrome. tachycardia cycle length (TCL). The period of time, or average period of time, from one com- plex to ...

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

Si Sinus. - trous. Pulmonic. Joie. R* * * §: Pulmonad. Towards the lungs Ventricle. terior. Ventricle. Arteries. Pulmonary Artery and its branches Veins. Pulmonary Weins. - Sinus. Left or Pos- (Sinus. Systemic. Auricle. terior.

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

Sinus. tachycardia. A rhythm of the atria of the heart of more than 100 beats per minute in an adult. Some nerve mechanism affects the rate of the pacemaker cells of the SA node. Emotion, exercise, disorder of the thyroid gland, decreased ...

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by Henrik Steinmann, Lajos Zombori

_ bristle setula sensorica _ sense hair sexual sinus, sinus sexualis: any bay- like formation around or associated with the genital organ sialisterium, ii, n. Gr. _ salivary gland Siebold's organ _ auditory crest sigma, pl. ~ta: the bent, two lateral ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

sinus, coronary, n the venous sinus in the groove between the left cardiac auricle and the left ventricle. sinus(es), ethmoidal ( ethmoid′əl), n/ an air space located within the ethmoid bone, which comprises ...

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Scrabble value of S1I1N1U1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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