styloid process

noun Anatomy.
a long, spinelike process of a bone, especially the projection from the base of the temporal bone.

Origin:
1700–10

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Example sentences
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.
From its cartilage are developed the styloid process, stylohyoid ligament, and lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
Sometimes the styloid process of the third metacarpal is detached and forms an additional ossicle.
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