stylopharyngeal muscle sty·lo·pha·ryn·ge·al muscle (stī’lō-fə-rĭn’jē-əl, -jəl, -fār’ĭn-jē’əl)
A muscle with origin from the root of the styloid process, with insertion into the thyroid cartilage and the wall of the pharynx, with nerve supply from the glossopharyngeal nerve, and whose action elevates the pharynx and the larynx.
noun 1. a type of battery-powered electronic instrument played with a steel-tipped penlike stylus
verb 1. (transitive) (of a stylops) to parasitize (a host): the bee was stylopized
noun, plural stylopodia [stahy-luh-poh-dee-uh] /ˌstaɪ ləˈpoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA). Botany. 1. a glandular disk or expansion surmounting the ovary and supporting the styles in plants of the parsley family. noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə) 1. (botany) a swelling at the base of the style in umbelliferous plants
noun (pl) -lopes (-ləˌpiːz) 1. any insect of the order Strepsiptera, including the genus Stylops, living as a parasite in other insects, esp bees and wasps: the females remain in the body of the host but the males move between hosts