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- adj. Of or relating to the styloid process and the hyoid bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the styloid process and the hyoid bone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the stylohyal, or styloid process of the temporal bone, and the hyoid bone.
- n. The stylohyoid muscle. See cuts under skull and muscle.
From its cartilage are developed the styloid process, stylohyoid ligament, and lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
Its proximal part (tympanohyal) is ensheathed by the vaginal process of the tympanic portion, while its distal part (stylohyal) gives attachment to the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments, and to the Styloglossus, Stylohyoideus, and Stylopharyngeus muscles.
The stylohyoid ligament extends from the apex of the process to the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone, and in some instances is partially, in others completely, ossified.
The styloid process extends downward and forward for a variable distance from the lower part of the tympanic part, and gives attachment to the Styloglossus, Stylohyoideus, and Stylopharyngeus, and to the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments.
It arises from the whole length of the upper border of the greater cornu of the hyoid bone, from the lesser cornu, and from the stylohyoid ligament.
Higher up, it is separated from the external carotid by the Styloglossus and Stylopharyngeus, the tip of the styloid process and the stylohyoid ligament, the glossopharyngeal nerve and the pharyngeal branch of the vagus.
The hyoid bone is shaped like a horseshoe, and is suspended from the tips of the styloid processes of the temporal bones by the stylohyoid ligaments.
The apex of each cornu gives attachment to the stylohyoid ligament; 47 the Chondroglossus rises from the medial side of the base.
In connection with the Stylohyoideus muscle a ligamentous band, the stylohyoid ligament, may be described.
-- the stylohyoid -- passes downwards on each side, from a process of the base of the skull to the corniculum of the os-hyoides or tongue-bone.