Ethmoid bone
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 bone of complicated structure through which the olfactory nerves pass out of the cranium and over which they are largely distributed. [1913 Webster]


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  • Perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone — Infobox Bone Name = Perpendicular plate of ethmoid bone Latin = lamina perpendicularis ossis ethmoidalis GraySubject = 36 GrayPage = 154 Caption = Perpendicular plate of ethmoid. Shown by removing the right labyrinth. Caption2 = Ethmoid bone from …   Wikipedia

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  • ethmoidal infundibulum of ethmoid bone — i. ethmoidale ossis ethmoidalis …   Medical dictionary

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