Mastoid meaning

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Designating, of, or near a projection of the temporal bone behind the ear.
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The mastoid process.
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Of or relating to the mastoid process.
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Shaped like a breast or nipple.
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The mastoid projection.
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The mastoid process.
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Relating to the mastoid process.
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Shaped like a breast or nipple.
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Of or relating to the mastoid process.
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(anatomy) The mastoid process.
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Shaped like a breast or nipple.
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Shaped like a breast or nipple.
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Origin of mastoid

  • New Latin mastoīdēs nipple-like, mastoid (from its shape) from Greek mastoeidēs mastos breast -oeidēs -oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek μάσταξ (mastax, “jaws, what chews")

    From Wiktionary

  • From Ancient Greek μαστός (mastos, “breast")

    From Wiktionary