Apófisis estiloides - Processus styloideus

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The styloid process is a long process located laterally in front of the jugular process on the inferior surface of the temporal bone. Its proximal part (tympanohyal) is ensheathed by the vaginal process of the tympanic portion of temporal bone. Its distal part serves as an anchor point for several muscles and ligaments associated with the tongue and larynx:


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

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Anatomia general > Huesos; Sistema esquelético > Esqueleto axial > Cráneo > Hueso temporal > Porción petrosa > Facies Cara inferior de la porci6n petrosa > Apófisis estiloides

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