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sheath of styloid process

 

Definition: a crest of bone (edge of the tympanic portion of the temporal bone) running from the front and medial side of the mastoid process to the spine of the sphenoid; it splits to ensheath the base of the styloid process.

Synonym(s): vagina processus styloideiTA, vaginal process

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