ethmoid

noun
eth·​moid | \ˈeth-ˌmȯid \

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 \ or ethmoidal \ (ˌ)eth-​ˈmȯi-​dᵊl \ 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

adjective
eth·​moid | \ˈeth-ˌmȯid \
variants: or ethmoidal \ eth-​ˈmȯid-​ᵊl \

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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