Ethmoid bone

The ethmoid bone is one of the cranial bones of the head.


Location:

The ethmoid bone is located:

Non-technically, the ethmoid bone is located in the centre of the face, behind the nose.


Function(s):

The functions of the ethmoid bone include:

  • It forms part of the nasal cavity and the orbits.
  • It is the main mechanical support structure of the nasal cavity.

See notes about, and labelled diagrams of, all human cranial and facial bones on one page.

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