hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideum(adj)
a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
of or relating to the hyoid bone
The hyoid bone.
Shaped like a U, or like the letter upsilon; specifically, designating a bone or group of bones supporting the tongue.
Origin: From hyoïde, from modern hyoides, from ‘shaped like the letter ’.
having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [/]
of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which supports the tongue. Sometimes applied to the tongue itself
the hyoid bone
Origin: [Gr. fr. the letter + e'i^dos form: cf. F. hyode.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hī′oid, adj. having the form of the Greek letter upsilon (υ), applied to a bone at the base of the tongue. [Gr. hyoeidēs—the letter υ, and eidos, form.]
The numerical value of hyoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of hyoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The hyoid shows some breakage.
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