# Sinusoid

**noun**, Mathematics.

1.

a curve described by the equation y = a sin x, the ordinate being proportional to the sine of the abscissa.

**noun**

1.

any of the irregular terminal blood vessels that replace capillaries in certain organs, such as the liver, heart, spleen, and pancreas

2.

another name for sine curve

**adjective**

3.

resembling a sinus

sinusoid si·nu·soid (sī’nə-soid’, -nyə-)

n.

Any of the venous cavities through which blood passes in various glands and organs, such as the adrenal gland and the liver. **adj.**

Resembling a sinus.

si’nu·soi’dal (-soid’l) **adj.**

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