Definitions for hyoidˈhaɪ ɔɪd
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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.]
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