mastoid

[ mas-toid ]
/ ˈmæs tɔɪd /

adjective Anatomy.

of or relating to the mastoid process.
resembling a breast or nipple.

noun

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Origin of mastoid

1725–35; < New Latin mastoīdēs < Greek mastoeidḗs. See masto-, -oid

OTHER WORDS FROM mastoid

in·ter·mas·toid, adjectivepost·mas·toid, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mastoids

mastoid
/ (ˈmæstɔɪd) /

adjective

shaped like a nipple or breast
designating or relating to a nipple-like process of the temporal bone behind the ear

noun

the mastoid process
informal mastoiditis
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Medical definitions for mastoids

mastoid
[ măstoid′ ]

n.

The mastoid process.

adj.

Of or relating to the mastoid process, antrum, or sinuses.
Shaped like a breast or nipple.
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