mastoid mastoid

Definition(s):

  1. (n) process of the temporal bone behind the ear at the base of the skull
  2. (adj) of or relating to or in the region of the mastoid process
  3. (adj) relating to or resembling a nipple

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A British surgeon recently did a mastoid operation on a middle-aged man who had once been a sailor.
  2. But hitting the mastoid, it sent bone fragments shooting all over the Senator's brain.
  3. A chill, a mastoid operation or a fracture may cause facial palsy.

Quotes

  • Noguchi stated that the shot that killed RFK "had entered through the mastoid bone, an inch behind the right ear and had traveled upward to sever the branches of the superior cerebral artery."
    on May 20, 2008 By: Thomas Noguchi Source: OpEdNews

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