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styloid process


Definitions from WordNet

Noun styloid process has 1 sense
  1. styloid process - extends from the base of the temporal bone
    --1 is a kind of
    process, outgrowth, appendage
    --1 is a part of temporal bone, os temporale

Definitions from the Web

Styloid Process

Definition: The styloid process is a long, pointed projection of bone that extends down from the temporal bone of the skull, located just below the ear.

Usage Examples:

As a Noun:

  1. During a dental exam, the dentist felt the patient's styloid process to assess any abnormalities.
  2. When the styloid process becomes irritated, it can cause pain and discomfort in the jaw area.
  3. Fractures of the styloid process are typically rare but can occur due to severe trauma.

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