Mastoid process - Processus mastoideus

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Description

The mastoid process is a conical prominence projecting from the undersurface of the mastoid portion of the temporal bone. It is located just behind the external acoustic meatus, and lateral to the styloid process.


This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from http://www.wikipedia.org

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Temporal bone > Petrous part > Mastoid process

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