ethmoid

[ eth-moid ]

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.

noun
  1. the ethmoid bone.

Origin of ethmoid

1
1735–45; <Greek ēthmoeidḗs sievelike; see -oid

Other words from ethmoid

  • post·eth·moid, adjective

Words Nearby ethmoid

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use ethmoid in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ethmoid

ethmoid

/ (ˈɛθmɔɪd) anatomy /


adjectiveAlso: ethmoidal
  1. denoting or relating to a bone of the skull that forms part of the eye socket and the nasal cavity

noun
  1. the ethmoid bone

Origin of ethmoid

1
C18: from Greek ēthmoeidēs like a sieve, from ēthmos sieve, from ēthein to sift

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012