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ethmoid bone

ethmoid bone in Medicine

ethmoid bone n.
A light spongy bone located between the eye sockets, forming part of the walls and septum of the superior nasal cavity, and containing perforations for the passage of olfactory nerve fibers.

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  • The ethmoid bone is situated between the bones of the cranium and those of the face, just at the root of the nose.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell

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