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 ethmoid (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

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“Ethmoid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethmoid. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for ethmoid

ethmoid

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

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