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a large, bony prominence on the base of the skull behind the ear, containing air spaces that connect with the middle ear cavity.

mastoid process n.

mastoid process
A protruding bony area in the lower part of the skull that is located behind the ear in humans and many other vertebrates and serves as a site of muscle attachment. The mastoid process contains small air-filled cavities called mastoid cells that communicate with the middle ear.


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