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Styloid

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Styloid (Anat) Of or pertaining to the styloid process.
    • Styloid Styliform; as, the styloid process.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • styloid Having some resemblance to a style or pen; like or likened to a style; styliform or stylate: an anatomical term applied to several processes of bone, generally slenderer than those called spines or spinous processes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Styloid resembling a style or pen
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Style, + -oid,: cf. F. styloïde, Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. stilus.

Usage

In literature:

The styloid process is small; in monkeys it is wanting.
"The Bushman" by Edward Wilson Landor
To inject iodoform, the needle is inserted immediately below the radial or the ulnar styloid process.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
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In news:

Transcervical resection of the styloid process in Eagle syndrome.
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