- Botany. resembling a style; slender and pointed.
- Anatomy. pertaining to a styloid process.
Origin of styloid
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A styloid process is more or less distinctly visible in the Chimpanzees.A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2)
Henry O. Forbes
Ligament wanting; shell gaping, with a styloid apophysis in the umbonal cavities.
The ulna should be cut obliquely, leaving the base of the styloid process, and removing all the cartilage-covered portion.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
- resembling a stylus
- anatomy of or relating to a projecting process of the temporal bone
C18: from New Latin styloides, from Greek stuloeidēs like a stylus; influenced also by Greek stulos pillar
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- 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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