mastoid process

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mastoid process

n.
A conical protuberance of the posterior portion of the temporal bone that is situated behind the ear in humans and many other vertebrates and serves as a site of muscle attachment. Also called mastoid bone.

mas′toid proc`ess


n.
a large bony prominence on the base of the skull behind the ear containing air spaces that connect with the middle ear cavity.
[1725–35]
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Noun1.mastoid process - process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skullmastoid process - 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"
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