styloid

[stahy-loid]
adjective
1.
Botany. resembling a style; slender and pointed.
2.
Anatomy. pertaining to a styloid process.

Origin:
1605–15; < Neo-Latin styloīdēs. See style, -oid

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

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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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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.
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