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sinus

noun uk   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.
Translations of “sinus”
in Vietnamese xoang…
in Spanish seno…
in Thai โพรงในกระดูกศีรษะ…
in Malaysian sinus…
in French (des) sinus…
in German die Nebenhöhle/Nebenhöhlen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼻竇,竇…
in Indonesian sinus…
in Russian пазуха, полость…
in Turkish sinüs…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼻窦,窦道…
in Polish zatoka…
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