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ethmoid

[eth-moid] /ˈɛθ mɔɪd/
adjective
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.
noun
2.
the ethmoid bone.
Origin
1735-1745
1735-45; < Greek ēthmoeidḗs sievelike; see -oid
Related forms
postethmoid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for postethmoid

ethmoid

/ˈɛθmɔɪd/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to a bone of the skull that forms part of the eye socket and the nasal cavity
noun
2.
the ethmoid bone
Word Origin
C18: from Greek ēthmoeidēs like a sieve, from ēthmos sieve, from ēthein to sift
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postethmoid in Medicine

ethmoid eth·moid (ěth'moid') or eth·moi·dal (ěth-moid'l)
adj.
Resembling a sieve. n.
The ethmoid bone.

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