Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of mastoid.

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Examples

  • I'm often fudging the stern mastoids in my drawings and any tips like this arc of hollows for the neck would be most appreciated.

    Arc of Hollows

  • Gasping for air, his hands to his mastoids, Silk could not even nod.

    Nightside The Long Sun

  • _Of the neck_: The _sterno-mastoids_, which pass between the mastoid processes, back of the ears, and the upper end of the sternum.

    Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools

  • The carotid arteries are displaced laterally beneath the sterno-mastoids without detriment; the superficial veins -- anterior and external jugular -- are greatly distended in those cases in which the goitre grows downwards behind the sternum.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Sometimes the crest is double, disposed in parallel ridges, with a deep hollow between; or it is treble, when the two lines of parting running along the mastoids make it remarkably like bears 'ears, the central prism rises high, and the side hair is plaited into little pig-tails.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 1

  • All electrodes were referenced off-line to the average of the left and right mastoids.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • ; half the adult population wakened from bad dreams and routinely discovered little bleeding cuts at the base of their skulls on the mastoids,: exactly the way Hannah had.

    Incubus

  • Sometimes the crest is double, disposed in parallel ridges, with a deep hollow between; or it is treble, when the two lines of parting running along the mastoids make it remarkably like bears’ ears, the central prism rises high, and the side hair is plaited into little pig-tails.

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo

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