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Ethmos (Greek) - A Sieve
2 terms share this root
Ethmoid bone

Skull "bone" located between the orbits that acts as a "sieve" to separate the sal cavity and brain

  • Ethmos (Greek) - A Sieve
  • Ban (Old English) - Bone, tusk
  • Forms sal concha
  • Contains ethmoid sinuses
  • Sinus infection may cross into CNS
  • Ethmoidal nerves

    The nerve that innervates the cells of the "sieve" like bone of the skull.

    • Ethmos (Greek) - A Sieve
    • Eidos (Greek) - Form, Resemblance or Shape, Likeness
    • Nervus (Latin) - Sinew, tendon; cord, bowstring
  • Branch from CN V1 that supplies sensation to ethmoidal cells and sal septum.