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mas·toid

 (măs′toid′)
n.
The mastoid process.
adj.
1. Of or relating to the mastoid process.
2. Shaped like a breast or nipple.

[New Latin mastoīdēs, nipple-like, mastoid (from its shape), from Greek mastoeidēs : mastos, breast + -oeidēs, -oid.]

mastoid

(ˈmæstɔɪd)
adj
1. (Anatomy) shaped like a nipple or breast
2. (Anatomy) Also: mastoidal designating or relating to a nipple-like process of the temporal bone behind the ear
n
3. (Anatomy) the mastoid process
4. (Pathology) informal mastoiditis

mas•toid

(ˈmæs tɔɪd)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to the mastoid process.
2. resembling a breast or nipple.
n.
3. the mastoid process.
[1725–35; < Greek mastoeidḗs=mast(ós) breast + -oeidēs -oid]

mas·toid

(măs′toid′)
A protruding area of bone in the lower part of the skull that is located behind the ear in humans and many other vertebrates.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mastoid - process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skullmastoid - process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
mastoidale - the craniometric point at the lowest point of the mastoid process
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
Adj.1.mastoid - of or relating to or in the region of the mastoid process
2.mastoid - relating to or resembling a nipplemastoid - relating to or resembling a nipple  
Translations

mastoid

[ˈmæstɔɪd]
A. ADJmastoides inv
B. Nmastoides f inv

mastoid

adjwarzenförmig, mastoid (spec)
nWarzenfortsatz m, → Mastoid nt (spec)

mastoid

[ˈmæstɔɪd] n
a. (also mastoide bone) → mastoide f
b. (Med) (fam) (inflammation) = mastoiditis

mas·toid

n. mastoides, apófisis del hueso temporal;
1. a. mastoideo-a, rel. a la mastoides o que ocurre en la región del proceso mastoideo;
2. semejante a una mama.

mastoid

adj mastoideo
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