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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.]

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]

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]
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
Translations

eth·moid

n. etmoides, hueso esponjoso situado en la base del cráneo.

ethmoid

adj etmoidal; — bone hueso etmoides; — sinus seno etmoidal
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On the other hand, diseased ethmoids and massive polyposis can result in many poorly ventilated and drained narrow spaces.
Mucus leaving the frontal (forehead) and maxillary (cheek) sinuses drain through the ethmoid sinuses (behind the bridge of the nose), so a backup in the ethmoids is likely to clog the other two types of sinuses.
During step-by-step endoscopic surgery, the sinonasal mass in the right nasal cavity was found to involve the maxillary sinus, ethmoids, the frontal and sphenoid sinuses, with firm attachment to the lamina papyracea (Figure 3).
(1) have reported a case of a well-encapsulated mass involving the orbit and extending to ethmoids, sphenoid sinus, and nasal cavity.
The result of the present study reemphasized the concept that obstruction at ostiomeatal complex and anterior ethmoids as the key factor for causation of chronic sinusitis, which is secondary to septal deviation.
"The frontal sinuses over your eyes; the ethmoids between your eyes; the sphenoids in the upper part of your nose behind your eyes, and the maxillary sinuses inside your cheekbones.
In a study conducted by Dua and Chopra16 regarding CT scan paranasal sinuses findings in CRS, they found that in majority of patients osteomeatal complex and anterior ethmoids were involved in 88% patients, agger nasi cells in 40%, concha bullosa and Haller cells in 16% of patients.
Stamberger6 justified FESS by arguing that the nose and anterior ethmoids are responsible for almost all infections of frontal and maxillary sinuses.
Premaxilla with long lateral process, rounded over ethmoids, and two rows of teeth: outer row with two* (24), three (20) or four (two) all tricuspid; inner row with five (46) pentacuspid teeth (with the last tooth tricuspid), that gradually diminish in size away from symphysis.
The frontal sinuses are over your eyes; the maxillary sinuses are inside your cheekbones; the ethmoids are between your eyes, behind the bridge of your nose; and the sphenoids are behind your eyes.
The clinical picture of central giant cell reparative granuloma of the ethmoids is discussed, along with the differential diagnosis....
Van der Meulen modified Ortiz monsterio module osteotomy, a wedge osteotomy between orbits to remove a portion of the ethmoids and the nasal bones to simultaneously correct the cortical hypertelorism1.