verb (used with object)
to stop, slow down, or hinder the growth or development of; dwarf:
A harsh climate stunted the trees. Brutal treatment in childhood stunted his personality.
a stop or hindrance in growth or development.
a plant or animal hindered from attaining its proper growth.
Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by a dwarfing or stunting of the plant.
a performance displaying a person’s skill or dexterity, as in athletics; feat:
an acrobatic stunt.
any remarkable feat performed chiefly to attract attention:
The kidnapping was said to be a publicity stunt.
verb (used without object)
to do a stunt or stunts.
Television Slang. to add specials, miniseries, etc., to a schedule of programs, especially so as to increase ratings.
verb (used with object)
to use in doing stunts:
to stunt an airplane.
(transitive) to prevent or impede the growth or development of (a plant, animal, etc)
the act or an instance of stunting
a person, animal, or plant that has been stunted
an acrobatic, dangerous, or spectacular action
an acrobatic or dangerous piece of action in a film or television programme
anything spectacular or unusual done to gain publicity
(intransitive) to perform a stunt or stunts
adjective 1. slowed or stopped abnormally in growth or development. verb (used with object) 1. to stop, slow down, or hinder the growth or development of; dwarf: A harsh climate stunted the trees. Brutal treatment in childhood stunted his personality. noun 2. a stop or hindrance in growth or development. 3. arrested development. 4. a […]
noun, Geology. 1. an irregular columnar structure in certain limestones, the columns being approximately at right angles to the bedding planes. noun 1. any of the small striated columnar or irregular structures within the strata of some limestones stylolite (stī’lə-līt’) A contact surface usually found between two calcareous rock layers, marked by a series of […]
- Stylomastoid artery
stylomastoid artery sty·lo·mas·toid artery (stī’lō-mās’toid’) n. An artery with origin in the posterior auricular artery, with distribution to the external ear, mastoid cells, semicircular canals, stapedius muscle, and vestibule, and with anastomoses to the tympanic branches of the internal carotid and the ascending pharyngeal arteries, and to the auditory branch of the basilar artery.
- Stylomastoid foramen
stylomastoid foramen n. An opening on the lower surface of the temporal bone, between the styloid and mastoid processes, that transmits the facial nerve and the stylomastoid artery.