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ethmoid

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noun eth·moid \ˈeth-ˌmȯid\

Definition of ethmoid

  1. :  a light spongy cubical bone forming much of the walls of the nasal cavity and part of those of the orbits

ethmoid \same\ or eth·moi·dal play \(ˌ)eth-ˈmȯi-dəl\ adjective


Origin of ethmoid

French ethmoïde, from Greek ēthmoeidēs, literally, like a strainer, from ēthmos strainer


First Known Use: 1842


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