Styloid process
Styloid Sty"loid, a. [Style + -oid: cf. F. stylo["i]de, Gr. ?.] 1. Styliform; as, the styloid process. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process. [1913 Webster]

{Styloid process} (Anat.), a long and slender process from the lower side of the temporal bone of man, corresponding to the tympanohyal and stylohyal of other animals. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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