aliethmoid

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adjective

ali·​eth·​moid
¦ālē¦-,
¦al-
variants or aliethmoidal
¦⸗⸗¦⸗¦⸗⸗
: relating to or indicating the lateral expansions of the ethmoid bone or cartilage of certain birds

aliethmoid

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noun

"
variants or aliethmoidal
"
plural -s
: an aliethmoid bone or cartilage

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

ali- + ethmoid, ethmoidal

First Known Use

Adjective

1877, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aliethmoid was in 1877

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“Aliethmoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aliethmoid. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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