styloid

[ stahy-loid ]
/ ˈstaɪ lɔɪd /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. stylograph,
  2. stylographic,
  3. stylography,
  4. stylohyal,
  5. stylohyoid,
  6. styloid process,
  7. styloid process of radius,
  8. styloid process of temporal bone,
  9. styloid process of ulna,
  10. styloiditis

Origin of styloid

From the New Latin word styloīdēs, dating back to 1605–15. See style, -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for styloid

styloid

/ (ˈstaɪlɔɪd) /

adjective

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

styloid

[ stīloid′ ]

n.

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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