stylohyoid

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stylohyoid

[¦stī·lō¦hī‚ȯid]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to the styloid process of the temporal bone and the hyoid bone.
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When the embryo is between 10 and 18 mm in length, the deep layer of the second mesenchymal lamina differentiates into the posterior digastric complex (the stapedius muscle, the posterior belly of the digastric muscle, the digastric tendon, and the stylohyoid muscle).
In the 22-mm embryo (middle of the seventh week), the posterior belly of the digastric muscle and the stapedius and stylohyoid muscles are developing (figure 9).
The lower part of the submandibular gland overlaps the digastric (posterior belly) and stylohyoid muscles. The deep portion of the gland extends forward around the posterior border of the mylohyoid muscle and lies on its upper surface, extending as far as the posterior part of the sublingual gland.