Peg-shaped; denoting one of several slender bony processes. See s. process of third metacarpal bone, s. process of temporal bone, s. process of radius, s. process of ulna. SYN: styliform. [stylo- + G. eidos, resemblance]

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sty·loid 'stī(ə)l-.ȯid adj having a slender pointed shape

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sty·loid (stiґloid) [styl- + -oid] resembling a pillar; long and pointed; styliform.

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  • Styloid — Sty loid, a. [Style + oid: cf. F. stylo[ i]de, Gr. ?.] 1. Styliform; as, the styloid process. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the styloid process. [1913 Webster] {Styloid process} (Anat.), a long and slender process from the lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • styloid — [stī′loid΄] adj. 1. resembling a style; styliform 2. Anat. designating or of any of various long, slender processes, esp. that at the base of the temporal bone …   English World dictionary

  • styloid — /stuy loyd/, adj. 1. Bot. resembling a style; slender and pointed. 2. Anat. pertaining to a styloid process. [1605 15; < NL styloides. See STYLE, OID] * * * …   Universalium

  • styloid — adjective Of or pertaining to the styloid process; a long and slender process from the lower side of the temporal bone of man, corresponding to the tympanohyal and stylohyal of other animals; styliform …   Wiktionary

  • styloid — adj. resembling a style, slender and pointed (Botany); pertaining to the styloid process (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • styloid — adj. & n. adj. resembling a stylus or pen. n. (in full styloid process) a spine of bone, esp. that projecting from the base of the temporal bone. Etymology: mod.L styloides f. Gk stuloeides f. stulos pillar …   Useful english dictionary

  • styloid — adjective Date: 1709 resembling a style ; styliform used especially of slender pointed skeletal processes (as on the ulna) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • styloid — adj. [Gr. stylos, pillar; eidos, like] Long and slender; belonoid; aciform …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • styloid — sty|lo|id <zu ↑...oid> griffel , stiftähnlich …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • styloid — adjective technical resembling a stylus or pen. ↘Anatomy denoting a slender projection of bone, such as those at the lower ends of the ulna and radius …   English new terms dictionary

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