Definitions for hyoidˈhaɪ ɔɪd

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideum(adj)

    a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles

  2. hyoid(adj)

    of or relating to the hyoid bone

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  1. hyoid(Noun)

    The hyoid bone.

  2. hyoid(Adjective)

    Shaped like a U, or like the letter upsilon; specifically, designating a bone or group of bones supporting the tongue.

  3. Origin: From hyoïde, from modern hyoides, from ‘shaped like the letter ’.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Hyoid(adj)

    having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [/]

  2. Hyoid(adj)

    of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which supports the tongue. Sometimes applied to the tongue itself

  3. Hyoid(noun)

    the hyoid bone

  4. Origin: [Gr. fr. the letter + e'i^dos form: cf. F. hyode.]

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