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ethmoid

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adjective
  1. Also eth·moi·dal. of or relating to a bone at the base of the cranium and the root of the nose, containing numerous perforations for the filaments of the olfactory nerve.
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noun
  1. the ethmoid bone.
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Origin of ethmoid

1735–45; < Greek ēthmoeidḗs sievelike; see -oid
Related formspost·eth·moid, adjective
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ethmoid

adjective Also: ethmoidal
  1. denoting or relating to a bone of the skull that forms part of the eye socket and the nasal cavity
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noun
  1. the ethmoid bone
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Word Origin

C18: from Greek ēthmoeidēs like a sieve, from ēthmos sieve, from ēthein to sift
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ethmoid in Medicine

ethmoid

(ĕthmoid′)
adj.
  1. Resembling a sieve.
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n.
  1. The ethmoid bone.
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