[ stahy-loh-hahy-oid ]
/ ˌstaɪ loʊˈhaɪ ɔɪd /

adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or situated between the styloid process of the temporal bone and the hyoid bone.

Origin of stylohyoid

From the New Latin word stylohȳoīdeus, dating back to 1700–10. See stylo-1, hyoid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for stylohyoid

[ stī′lō-hīoid′ ]


Relating to the styloid process of the temporal bone and to the hyoid bone.


A muscle with origin from the styloid process of the temporal bone, with insertion into the hyoid bone by two slips on either side of the intermediate tendon of the digastric muscle, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action elevates the hyoid bone.
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