ethmoid


ethmoid

ethmoid [eth-moid]Anatomy ExamplesWord Origin 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 1735–45; Greek ēthmoeidḗs sievelike; see -oid Related formspost·eth·moid, adjective Examples from the Web for ethmoid Historical Examples of ethmoid

  • It not uncommonly ceases to secrete after the ethmoid has been cleared.

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

    Various

  • The ethmoid region, if diseased, is next treated (see p. 615).

    A System of Operative Surgery, Volume IV (of 4)

    Various

  • The ethmoid is large and completely ossified; the margins are smooth.

    Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca

    William E. Duellman

  • The needle had not entered the brain, but the ethmoid was very much injured.

    A Treatise on Sheep:

    Ambrose Blacklock

  • In most types however it becomes more closely united with the ethmoid region and the accessory parts belonging to it.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • British Dictionary definitions for ethmoid 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

    noun

    1. the ethmoid bone

    Word Origin for ethmoid C18: from Greek ēthmoeidēs like a sieve, from ēthmos sieve, from ēthein to sift ethmoid in Medicine ethmoid [ĕth′moid′] adj.

    1. Resembling a sieve.

    n.

    1. The ethmoid bone.

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