adjective sty·lo·mastoid \"+\

Definition of stylomastoid

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being a foramen that occurs on the lower surface of the temporal bone between the styloid and mastoid processes and forms the termination of the facial canal

  2. 2 :  of or associated with the stylomastoid foramen stylomastoid vessels

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Origin and Etymology of stylomastoid

2styl- + mastoid

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capable of being understood in two ways

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