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styloid

[stahy-loid] /ˈstaɪ lɔɪd/
adjective
1.
Botany. resembling a style; slender and pointed.
2.
Anatomy. pertaining to a styloid process.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; < Neo-Latin styloīdēs. See style, -oid
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Examples from the web for styloid
  • It is a fibrous cord, which is attached to the tip of the styloid process of the temporal and the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
  • Sometimes the styloid process of the third metacarpal is detached and forms an additional ossicle.
  • From its cartilage are developed the styloid process, stylohyoid ligament, and lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
British Dictionary definitions for styloid

styloid

/ˈstaɪlɔɪd/
adjective
1.
resembling a stylus
2.
(anatomy) of or relating to a projecting process of the temporal bone
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin styloides, from Greek stuloeidēs like a stylus; influenced also by Greek stulos pillar
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styloid in Medicine

styloid sty·loid (stī'loid')
n.
Of or relating to any of several slender pointed bone processes, especially the spine that projects from the base of the temporal bone.

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