[ stahy-loid ]
/ ˈstaɪ lɔɪd /


Botany. resembling a style; slender and pointed.
Anatomy. pertaining to a styloid process.

Origin of styloid

From the New Latin word styloīdēs, dating back to 1605–15. See style, -oid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for styloid

/ (ˈstaɪlɔɪd) /


resembling a stylus
anatomy of or relating to a projecting process of the temporal bone

Word Origin for styloid

C18: from New Latin styloides, from Greek stuloeidēs like a stylus; influenced also by Greek stulos pillar
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Medicine definitions for styloid

[ stīloid′ ]


Of or relating to any of several slender pointed bone processes, especially the spine that projects from the base of the temporal bone.
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