ethmoid

noun
eth·​moid | \ ˈeth-ˌmȯid How to pronounce ethmoid (audio) \

Definition of ethmoid

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

Other Words from ethmoid

ethmoid \ ˈeth-​ˌmȯid How to pronounce ethmoid (audio) \ or ethmoidal \ (ˌ)eth-​ˈmȯi-​dᵊl How to pronounce ethmoidal (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ethmoid

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ethmoid

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about ethmoid

Statistics for ethmoid

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for ethmoid

The first known use of ethmoid was in 1842

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for ethmoid

ethmoid

adjective
eth·​moid | \ ˈeth-ˌmȯid How to pronounce ethmoid (audio) \
variants: or ethmoidal \ eth-​ˈmȯid-​ᵊl How to pronounce ethmoidal (audio) \

Medical Definition of ethmoid

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, adjoining, or being one or more bones of the walls and septum of the nasal cavity

ethmoid

noun

Medical Definition of ethmoid (Entry 2 of 2)

Comments on ethmoid

What made you want to look up ethmoid? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an act or instance of editing or removing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What's that Smell?! Quiz

  • wide eyed dog smelling rose
  • Someone who is hircine smells like a:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!