sty·​loid ˈstī(-ə)-ˌlȯid How to pronounce styloid (audio)
: resembling a style : styliform
used especially of slender pointed skeletal processes (as on the ulna)

Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of styloid was in 1709

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Cite this Entry

“Styloid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


sty·​loid ˈstī(ə)l-ˌȯid How to pronounce styloid (audio)
: having a slender pointed shape
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