ethmoid


eth·moid

noun \ˈeth-ˌmid\

Definition of ETHMOID

:  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 \(ˌ)eth-ˈmi-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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