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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
References in periodicals archive ?
3.6) in both mastoids, in the extradural soft tissue mass on the right side and extracranial mass along left styloid process (Figures 3(a) and 3(b)).
Hence, mastoids should be opened timely if lesion tissues cannot be entirely removed with the posterior ear canal wall preserved.
Value of high-resolution computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of residual cholesteatomas in primary bony obliterated mastoids. Am J Otolaryngol 2007;28:230-4.
Scanning-electron microscopy studies of the micro/nanoscale structure revealed that the surface of the water boatman's hind wings is composed of mastoids and nanorods with diameters of about 80nm and 50-100nm, with typical mastoid-to-mastoid and rod-to-rod distances of about 50-200nm and 300-1000nm, respectively.
The mastoid antrum is a relatively constant bilateral structure, even in cases of chronic otitis media with sclerotic mastoids.
An x-ray mastoids lateral oblique view (Laws) showed (L) mastoid to be sclerotic with evidence of bone destruction.
Patients were enrolled in our study only if the interpreting radiologist recorded fluid signal in the mastoids in the subsequent note.
Investigations including pure tone audiometry, X-ray of bilateral mastoids, routine blood investigations like complete haemogram, renal function tests, HIV, HBsAg screening were done.
The aim of the study is to evaluate the findings of preoperative HRCT mastoids and to determine the accuracy and the usefulness of these imaging methods in patients with CSOM undergoing surgery by comparing with intraoperative findings.
After myringoplasty with simple mastoidectomy, however, ears with inflammatory mastoids fared very nearly as well as those without signs of inflammatory changes.
X-ray mastoids Schuller's view (right and left) was done and the radiological features were noted.