ethmoid [eth-moid]Anatomy ExamplesWord Origin adjective
- 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.
- 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.
The ethmoid region, if diseased, is next treated (see p. 615).
The ethmoid is large and completely ossified; the margins are smooth.
William E. Duellman
The needle had not entered the brain, but the ethmoid was very much injured.
In most types however it becomes more closely united with the ethmoid region and the accessory parts belonging to it.
Francis Maitland Balfour
British Dictionary definitions for ethmoid ethmoid adjective Also: ethmoidal
- denoting or relating to a bone of the skull that forms part of the eye socket and the nasal cavity
- 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.
- Resembling a sieve.
- The ethmoid bone.