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Meaning of MASTOID

Pronunciation:  'mastoyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
  2. [adj]  relating to or resembling a nipple
 

MASTOID is a 7 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: mastoid process, mastoidal, mastoidal
 
 See Also: appendage, mastoidale, os temporale, outgrowth, process, temporal bone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mas"toid\, a. [Gr. ?; ? the breast + ? form: cf. F.
masto["i]de.] (Anat.)
(a) Resembling the nipple or the breast; -- applied
    specifically to a process of the temporal bone behind the
    ear.
(b) Pertaining to, or in the region of, the mastoid process;
    mastoidal.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: back portion of the temporal bone behind the ear.
 

 

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