Definition of Styloid

1. a. Styliform; as, the styloid process.



Definition of Styloid

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the styloid process; a long and slender process from the lower side of the temporal bone of man, corresponding to the tympanohyal and stylohyal of other animals; styliform. ¹

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Definition of Styloid

1. slender and pointed [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Styloid

stylo-
stylobata
stylobate
stylobates
styloglossal
stylograph
stylographic
stylographical
stylographically
stylographies
stylographs
stylography
stylohyal
stylohyals
stylohyoid
styloid (current term)
styloid process
styloids
stylolite
stylolites
stylomastoid
stylomastoid vein
stylomaxillary
stylometer
stylometers
stylometric
stylometrics
stylometry
stylommatophorous
stylophone

Literary usage of Styloid

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1. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"... just within the condyle of the lower jaw, and being a small point, like the point of the stylus, or iron pen, it also is named styloid PROCESS. ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1848)
"It is narrow belkind; much broader before; and is attached to the styloid process of the temporal bone, and to the stylo-maxillary ligament; and is inserted ..."

3. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"... the medial with the lateral margin of the jugular surface; (9) between these laminae is the styloid process, a sharp spine, about 2.5 cm. in length; ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"A slender muscle arising from the styloid process and inserted into the side of the tongue. ... Of or pertaining to the styloid process and the tongue. ..."

5. A Manual of modern surgery, general and operative by John Chalmers Da Costa (1894)
"Fracture of the styloid process of the ulna is due to direct force. The displacement is obvious. Treatment.—In treating fracture of the styloid process, ..."

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