stylohyal sty·lo·hy·al (stī’lō-hī’əl)
Relating to the styloid process of the temporal bone and to the hyoid bone.
adjective, Anatomy. 1. of, relating to, or situated between the styloid process of the temporal bone and the hyoid bone. stylohyoid sty·lo·hy·oid (stī’lō-hī’oid’) adj. Stylohyal.
- Stylohyoid muscle
stylohyoid muscle n. A muscle with origin from the styloid process of the temporal bone, with insertion into the hyoid bone by two slips on either side of the intermediate tendon of the digastric muscle, with nerve supply from the facial nerve, and whose action elevates the hyoid bone.
adjective 1. Botany. resembling a style; slender and pointed. 2. Anatomy. pertaining to a styloid process. adjective 1. resembling a stylus 2. (anatomy) of or relating to a projecting process of the temporal bone styloid sty·loid (stī’loid’) n. Of or relating to any of several slender pointed bone processes, especially the spine that projects from […]
styloiditis sty·loid·i·tis (stī’loi-dī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of a styloid process.