Definition of styloid in English:

styloid

adjective

technical
  • Resembling a stylus or pen.

noun

  • short for styloid process
    • ‘Diagnosis may be made by having the athlete actively ulnarly deviate the wrist in full supination observing the ECU tendon subluxing ulnarward over the styloid.’
    • ‘The nature of her fall, the fractures being interarticular with residual non-union of the distal styloid will result in potentially increasing osteoarthritic change in the right wrist and hence pain.’
    • ‘Triangular fibrocartilage complex tenderness is best localized by palpating the hollow between the pisiform and ulnar styloid on the ulnar border of the wrist.’

Pronunciation:

styloid

/ˈstīloid/