Definitions for hyoidˈhaɪ ɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•oidˈhaɪ ɔɪd(adj.)

  1. Also, hy•oi′dal, hy•oi′de•an. of or designating a bony or cartilaginous structure at the base of the vertebrate tongue,U-shaped in humans.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  2. (n.)the hyoid bone or structure.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of hyoid:

1700–10; < NL hȳoïdes < Gk hȳoeidḗs shaped like the letter hypsilon (i.e., upsilon) =hŷ, var. of ŷ (see upsilon ) +-oeidēs -oid

Princeton's WordNet

  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

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

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