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eth·moid

 (ĕth′moid′) also eth·moi·dal (ĕth-moid′l)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a light spongy bone located between the ocular orbits, forming part of the walls and septum of the superior nasal cavity, and containing numerous perforations for the passage of the fibers of the olfactory nerves.
n.
The ethmoid bone.

[French ethmoïde, from Greek ēthmoeidēs, sievelike : ēthmos, strainer (from ēthein, to sift) + -oeidēs, -oid.]
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ethmoid

(ˈɛθmɔɪd) anatomy
adj
(Anatomy) denoting or relating to a bone of the skull that forms part of the eye socket and the nasal cavity
n
(Anatomy) the ethmoid bone
[C18: from Greek ēthmoeidēs like a sieve, from ēthmos sieve, from ēthein to sift]
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eth•moid

(ˈɛθ mɔɪd)

adj.
1. Also, eth•moi′dal. of or pertaining to a cranial bone at the back of the nasal cavity, through which olfactory nerve processes pass into the nose.
n.
2. the ethmoid bone.
[1735–45; < Greek ēthmoeidḗs sievelike <ēthmó(s) strainer]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ethmoid - one of the eight bones of the craniumethmoid - one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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Translations

eth·moid

n. etmoides, hueso esponjoso situado en la base del cráneo.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ethmoid

adj etmoidal; — bone hueso etmoides; — sinus seno etmoidal
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Bone scan revealed focal abnormalities in the upper thoracic spine, ethmoid bones and base of the skull.
The contributions of the ethmoid bone and the vomer to the total bone surface area were inversely proportional; specimens with the largest ethmoid bones had the smallest vomers, and vice versa.
Among his injuries were major and multiple fractures of the cranium, frontal bone, nose, orbits, ethmoid bones, mid-face and anterior skull base, together with damage to his brain and leg.