Sinus

Definition of Sinus

Si´nus
n.1.An opening; a hollow; a bending.
2.A bay of the sea; a recess in the shore.
3.(Anat. & Zool.) A cavity; a depression.
4.(Med.) A narrow, elongated cavity, in which pus is collected; an elongated abscess with only a small orifice.
5.(Bot.) A depression between adjoining lobes.
Pallial sinus
(Zool.) See under Pallial.
Sinus venosus
a - (Anat.) The main part of the cavity of the right auricle of the heart in the higher vertebrates.
b - In the lower vertebrates, a distinct chamber of the heart formed by the union of the large systematic veins and opening into the auricle.

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