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styloid process


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1. a long slender downward-pointing spine projecting from the lower surface of the temporal bone of the skull. It provides attachment for muscles and ligaments of the tongue and hyoid bone. 2. any of various other spiny projections; occurring, for example, at the lower ends of the ulna and radius.

1. a long slender downward-pointing spine projecting from the lower surface of the temporal bone of the skull. It provides attachment for muscles and ligaments of the tongue and hyoid bone. 2. any of various other spiny projections; occurring, for example, at the lower ends of the ulna and radius.

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