Definition of Sinusoid

1. Noun. Tiny endothelium-lined passages for blood in the tissue of an organ.

Generic synonyms: Passage, Passageway

2. Noun. The curve of y=sin x.
Exact synonyms: Sine Curve
Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave
Derivative terms: Sinusoidal

Definition of Sinusoid

1. n. The curve whose ordinates are proportional to the sines of the abscissas, the equation of the curve being y = a sin x. It is also called the curve of sines.

Definition of Sinusoid

1. Noun. (mathematics) A sine curve. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) Any of several channels through which venous blood passes in various organs. ¹

3. Adjective. (mathematics) sinusoidal. ¹

4. Adjective. (anatomy) That resembles a sinus. ¹

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Definition of Sinusoid

1. a mathematical curve [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sinusoid

1. The curve whose ordinates are proportional to the sines of the abscissas, the equation of the curve being y = a sin x. It is also called the curve of sines. Origin: Sinus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinusoid

sinus trunci pulmonalis
sinus tympani
sinus venarum cavarum
sinus venosus
sinus venosus sclerae
sinus venosus syndrome
sinus vertebrales longitudinales
sinuses of dura mater
sinusoid (current term)
sinusoidal capillary
sinusoidal function
sinusoidal functions
sinusoidal projection
sinuvertebral nerves

Literary usage of Sinusoid

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1. Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus by William Smyth (1859)
"I. THE sinusoid. 122. A curve formed by taking for abscissas the ares of a circle from 0 to any number of circumferences, and for the ordinates the ..."

2. Stereotomy: Problems in Stone Cutting. In Four Classes. I. Plane-sided by Samuel Edward Warren (1875)
"A sinusoid is a curve in which if the abscissas, O'6', 0'</, etc., are equal to, ... Hence, the curve 0', 1', 2', 3', 12' is a sinusoid. The Helicoid. ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"The curve of cosines is same circuit of values, though in different order, identical in form with the sinusoid and may be beginning and ending n-ith i, ..."

4. Trigonometry: Analytical, Plane and Spherical: Analytical, Plane and by De Volson Wood (1885)
"The sinusoid. If on the right line AX, there be laid off AC = the are Aa, Ae = the quadrant AB, and so on, and at C a perpendicular Cd = ab = the sine of ..."

5. An Elementary Treatise on the Differential Calculus Founded on the Method of by John Minot Rice, William Woolsey Johnson (1877)
"The sinusoid. 287. This curve is defined by the equation y = b sin - . a It consists of an infinite number of portions similar to the one FIG" 56' shown in ..."

6. Problems, Theorems and Examples in Descriptive Geometry by Samuel Edward Warren (1888)
"The development of the oblique section on the development, of a cylinder of revolution, is a sinusoid. The sinusoid is a curve such that if its abscissas, ..."

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