Styloid process of temporal bone

styloid process of temporal bone n.
A slender, pointed projection from the petrous portion of the temporal bone where it joins the tympanic portion, giving attachment to the styloglossus, stylohyoid, and stylopharyngeus muscles and to the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments.


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