ethmoid

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noun eth·moid \ˈeth-ˌmȯid\

Definition of ethmoid

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

ethmoid

\ˈeth-ˌmȯid\ or

ethmoidal

play \(ˌ)eth-ˈmȯi-dəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of ethmoid

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


First Known Use: 1842


Medical Dictionary

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ethmoid

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adjective eth·moid \ˈeth-ˌmȯid\

Medical Definition of ethmoid

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

Variants of ethmoid

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ethmoidal

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ethmoid

noun eth·moid

Medical Definition of ethmoid


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