stylohyal

noun
sty·​lo·​hy·​al | \ ¦stī(ˌ)lō¦hīəl \
plural -s

Definition of stylohyal

: an element of each side of the hyoid arch between the epihyal and tympanohyal that appears as a distinct element of the anterior cornu of the hyoid bone in many mammals — see styloid process

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History and Etymology for stylohyal

styl- entry 2 + hyoid + -al, adjective suffix

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“Stylohyal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stylohyal. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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