Associations to the word «Sinus»


SINUS, noun. (anatomy) A pouch or cavity in any organ or tissue, especially the paranasal sinus.
SINUS, noun. (botany) A notch or depression between two lobes or teeth in the margin of an organ.
SINUS, noun. (pathology) An abnormal cavity or passage such as a fistula, caused by the destruction of tissue.
SINUS, noun. A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.

Dictionary definition

SINUS, noun. An abnormal passage leading from a suppurating cavity to the body surface.
SINUS, noun. Any of various air-filled cavities especially in the bones of the skull.
SINUS, noun. A wide channel containing blood; does not have the coating of an ordinary blood vessel.

Wise words

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