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sinusnoun

uk   /ˈsaɪ.nəs/  us   /ˈsaɪ.nəs/
  • sinus noun (SPACE IN BODY)

[C] any of the spaces inside the head that are connected to the back of the nose
[C] specialized medical a space or passage filled with pus (= a thick yellow liquid) that flows to the surface of the skin
  • sinus noun (HEART)

[U] specialized medical the sinoatrial node (= tissue in the heart responsible for the heart's rhythm): The electrocardiogram will confirm sinus bradycardia.
(Definition of sinus from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sinusnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɑɪ·nəs/
any of the hollow spaces in the bones of the head that open into the nose
(Definition of sinus from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sinus”
in Spanish seno…
in Vietnamese xoang…
in Malaysian sinus…
in Thai โพรงในกระดูกศีรษะ…
in French (des) sinus…
in German die Nebenhöhle/Nebenhöhlen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼻窦,窦道…
in Turkish sinüs…
in Russian пазуха, полость…
in Indonesian sinus…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼻竇,竇…
in Polish zatoka…
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