What does hyoid mean?

Definitions for hyoidˈhaɪ ɔɪd

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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


  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

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hyoid

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hyoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael Baden:

    The hyoid shows some breakage.

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