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styloid process


noun Anatomy.

a long, spinelike process of a bone, especially the projection from the base of the temporal bone.

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stylographic, stylography, stylohyal, stylohyoid, styloid, styloid process, styloid process of radius, styloid process of temporal bone, styloid process of ulna, styloiditis, stylolite

Origin of styloid process

First recorded in 1700–10
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