styloid process of temporal bone


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sty·loid pro·cess of tem·po·ral bone

[TA]
a slender needlelike pointed projection running downward and slightly forward from the base of the inferior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone where it joins the tympanic portion; it gives attachment to the styloglossus, stylohyoid, and stylopharyngeus muscles and the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments.

sty·loid pro·cess of tem·po·ral bone

(stī'loyd pros'es tem'pŏr-ăl bōn) [TA]
A slender, pointed projection running downward and slightly forward from the base of the inferior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone where it joins the tympanic portion; it gives attachment to the styloglossus, stylohyoid, and stylopharyngeus muscles and the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments.