postethmoid

ethmoid

[eth-moid] Anatomy.
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:
1735–45; < Greek ēthmoeidḗs sievelike; see -oid

postethmoid, adjective
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ethmoid (ˈɛθmɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  denoting or relating to a bone of the skull that forms part of the eye socket and the nasal cavity
 
n
2.  the ethmoid bone
 
[C18: from Greek ēthmoeidēs like a sieve, from ēthmos sieve, from ēthein to sift]

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

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