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styloid process


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n styloid process extends from the base of the temporal bone
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • 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.
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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

In news:

Transcervical resection of the styloid process in Eagle syndrome.