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styloid process

noun, Anatomy
a long, spinelike process of a bone, especially the projection from the base of the temporal bone.
Origin of styloid process
1700-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
  • 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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