One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slender projection of bone, such as that from the lower surface of the temporal bone of the skull, or those at the lower ends of the ulna and radius.
- ‘The ulna styloid process was readily identifiable in all children, and its identification was not limited by wrist contracture.’
- ‘Brachioradialis arises from the lateral epicondylar ridge of the humerus and inserts onto the styloid process of the radius.’
- ‘The superficial palmer branch of the radial arises from the distal end of the radial artery at the level of the styloid process of the radius.’
- ‘A third muscle, the styloglossus, arises from the front and lower end of the styloid process and is innervated by the twelfth cranial nerve (hypoglossal).’
- ‘The normal course of the internal carotid artery in an adult sees the vessel enter the petrous temporal bone medial to the styloid process via the carotid canal.’
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