styloid

styloid
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 process — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • styloid process — n any of several long slender pointed bony processes: as a) a sharp spine that projects downward and forward from the inferior surface of the temporal bone just in front of the stylomastoid foramen and that is derived from cartilage of the second …   Medical dictionary

  • Styloid process — In anatomy, a styloid process (from Greek stylos , pillar ), usually serving as points of attachment for muscles, refers to the slender, pointed process (protrusion) of : * temporal bone of the skull Styloid process (temporal) * radius bone of… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

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