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mastoid US English

Of or relating to the mastoid process

mastoid bone US English

The posterior portion of the temporal bone in humans and other mammals, which includes the mastoid process. Formerly also: †designating any of several bones of the skull in other vertebrates, regarded as homologous with this part of the temporal bone (obsolete). Also (chiefly in Medicine): = mastoid process.

mastoid process US English

A conical prominence of the temporal bone behind the ear, to which neck muscles are attached, and which has air spaces linked to the middle ear