Mastoids



[mas-toid] /ˈmæs tɔɪd/

adjective, Anatomy.
1.
of or relating to the .
2.
resembling a breast or nipple.
noun
3.
the .
/ˈmæstɔɪd/
adjective
1.
shaped like a nipple or breast
2.
designating or relating to a nipple-like process of the temporal bone behind the ear
noun
3.
the mastoid process
4.
(informal) mastoiditis
adj.

“breast-shaped, resembling a breast or nipple,” 1732, from Greek mastoeides “resembling a breast,” from mastos “(woman’s) breast” (see masto-) + -oeides “like,” from eidos “form, shape” (see -oid). As a noun, 1800, from the adjective.

mastoid mas·toid (mās’toid’)
n.
The mastoid process. adj.

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