Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

stylo-2 Also styli-.

A column, pillar, or tube.

[Greek stulos, pillar.]

Something styloid (Latin styloides, derived from Greek) is like a thin rod or stylus; a styloid process in anatomy is a slender projection of bone, such as that from the lower surface of the temporal bone of the skull. In geology, a stylolite is an irregular surface or seam within limestone or other sedimentary rock, creating columnar formations. In classical Greek architecture, a stylobate (Greek bainein, to walk) was a continuous base supporting a row of columns. A stylite was an early Christian ascetic who lived on top of a pillar.

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