slender needle-like pointed projection that runs downward and slightly forward from the base of the inferior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone where it joins the tympanic portion; it gives attachment to the styloglossus, stylohyoid, and stylopharyngeus muscles and the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_styloid_process MP:0008023 ]

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Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim

latin term
processus styloideus [ FMA:TA FMA:52877 ]

latin term
processus styloideus ossis temporalis [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_styloid_process ]

comment

Disease notes: Eagle's syndrome

definition

slender needle-like pointed projection that runs downward and slightly forward from the base of the inferior surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone where it joins the tympanic portion; it gives attachment to the styloglossus, stylohyoid, and stylopharyngeus muscles and the stylohyoid and stylomandibular ligaments

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/96/Gray137.png

has exact synonym

processus styloideus

styloid process

styloid process of petrous part of temporal bone

temporal styloid process

processus styloideus ossis temporalis

has related synonym

processus styloideus ossis temporalis

id

UBERON:0003960