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A minor cusp or fold of enamel on the palatal aspect of the occlusal surface of a maxillary molar or premolar situated mesio-palatal to the protocone present in some mammalian or primate species. The postprotostyle is situated distal to the protostyle. A protostylid is a minor cusp or fold of enamel situated mesio-buccal to the protoconid on a mandibular molar or premolar tooth.

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