intermastoid

mastoid

[mas-toid]
adjective Anatomy.
1.
of or pertaining to the mastoid process.
2.
resembling a breast or nipple.
noun

Origin:
1725–35; < Neo-Latin mastoīdēs < Greek mastoeidḗs. See masto-, -oid

intermastoid, adjective
postmastoid, adjective
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mastoid (ˈmæstɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  shaped like a nipple or breast
2.  designating or relating to a nipple-like process of the temporal bone behind the ear
 
n
3.  the mastoid process
4.  informal mastoiditis

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mastoid
1732, from Gk. mastoeides "resembling a breast," from mastos "breast" (see mastectomy) + -oeides "like," from eidos "form, shape" (see -oid).
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mastoid mas·toid (mās'toid')
n.
The mastoid process. adj.

  1. Of or relating to the mastoid process, antrum, or sinuses.

  2. Shaped like a breast or nipple.

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