Ethmoid
Ethmoid Eth"moid . (Anat.) The ethmoid bone. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ethmoid — Eth moid, Ethmoidal Eth*moid al, a. [Gr. ? like a sieve; ? sieve + ? from: cf. F. ethmo[ i]de, ethmo[ i]dal.] (Anat.) (a) Like a sieve; cribriform. (b) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the ethmoid bone. [1913 Webster] {Ethmoid bone} (Anat.), a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethmoid — [eth′moid΄] adj. [Gr ēthmoeidēs < ēthmos, strainer, sieve (< ēthein, to strain < IE base * sē(i) ) + eidos, OID] designating or of the perforated bone or bones that form part of the septum and walls of the nasal cavity: the olfactory… …   English World dictionary

  • ethmoid — See e. bone. SYN: os ethmoidale [TA]. [G. ethmos, sieve, + eidos, resemblance] * * * eth·moid eth .mȯid or eth·moi·dal eth mȯid əl adj of, relating to, adjoining, or being one or more bones of the walls and septum of the nasal cavity ethmoid n… …   Medical dictionary

  • ethmoid — noun Etymology: French ethmoïde, from Greek ēthmoeidēs, literally, like a strainer, from ēthmos strainer Date: 1842 a light spongy cubical bone forming much of the walls of the nasal cavity and part of those of the orbits • ethmoid or ethmoidal… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ethmoid — /eth moyd/, Anat. adj. 1. Also, ethmoidal. of or pertaining 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. n. 2. the ethmoid bone. [1735 45; < Gk… …   Universalium

  • ethmoid — 1. adjective Resembling a sieve. 2. noun The ethmoid bone …   Wiktionary

  • ethmoid — n. bone at the base of the skull (Anatomy) adj. (Anatomy) pertaining to an ethmoid (at the base of the skull) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ethmoid — eth•moid [[t]ˈɛθ mɔɪd[/t]] adj. 1) anat. 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 2) anat. the ethmoid bone • Etymology: 1735–45; < Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • ethmoid — /ˈɛθmɔɪd/ (say ethmoyd) adjective 1. designating or relating to a bone of the skull at the root of the nose, containing numerous perforations for the filaments of the olfactory nerve. –noun 2. the ethmoid bone. {Greek ethmoeidēs sieve like}… …   Australian English dictionary

  • ethmoid — adj. sievelike. Phrases and idioms: ethmoid bone a square bone at the root of the nose, with many perforations through which the olfactory nerves pass to the nose. Derivatives: ethmoidal adj. Etymology: Gk ethmoeides f. ethmos sieve …   Useful english dictionary

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