- of or relating to the mastoid process.
- resembling a breast or nipple.
- the mastoid process.
Origin of mastoid
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Examples from the Web for mastoids
The skull of the female oregonensis is more heavily ridged and is relatively broader across the mastoids than that of effera.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
The slenderness is especially noticeable in the breadth across the zygomata, mastoids, and rostrum.
- shaped like a nipple or breast
- designating or relating to a nipple-like process of the temporal bone behind the ear
- the mastoid process
- informal mastoiditis
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Word Origin and History for mastoids
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The mastoid process.
- Of or relating to the mastoid process, antrum, or sinuses.
- Shaped like a breast or nipple.
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