styloid

adjective
sty·​loid | \ ˈstī(-ə)-ˌlȯid How to pronounce styloid (audio) \

Definition of styloid

: resembling a style : styliform used especially of slender pointed skeletal processes (as on the ulna)

First Known Use of styloid

1709, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of styloid was in 1709

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styloid point

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“Styloid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/styloid. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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styloid

adjective
sty·​loid | \ ˈstī(ə)l-ˌȯid How to pronounce styloid (audio) \

Medical Definition of styloid

: having a slender pointed shape

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