ethmoid bone


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Related to ethmoid bone: cribriform plate of ethmoid bone, orbital plate of ethmoid bone

ethmoid bone

[′eth‚mȯid ‚bōn]
(anatomy)
An irregularly shaped cartilage bone of the skull, forming the medial wall of each orbit and part of the roof and lateral walls of the nasal cavities.
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The contributions of the ethmoid bone and the vomer to the total bone surface area were inversely proportional; specimens with the largest ethmoid bones had the smallest vomers, and vice versa.
5) The posterior ethmoid cells are separated from their anterior counterparts by the ground lamella of the middle turbinate, which attaches laterally to the lamina papyracea of the ethmoid bone.
1,2) The middle and superior turbinates are extensions of the ethmoid bone, whereas the inferior turbinate is an independent bony structure.