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  1. hyoid, hyoid bone, os hyoideumnoun

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

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  1. os hyoideum

    The hyoid bone (lingual bone or tongue-bone) () is a horseshoe-shaped bone situated in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. At rest, it lies between the base of the mandible and the third cervical vertebra. Unlike other bones, the hyoid is only distantly articulated to other bones by muscles or ligaments. It is the only bone in the human body that is not connected to any other bones nearby. The hyoid is anchored by muscles from the anterior, posterior and inferior directions, and aids in tongue movement and swallowing. The hyoid bone provides attachment to the muscles of the floor of the mouth and the tongue above, the larynx below, and the epiglottis and pharynx behind.Its name is derived from Greek hyoeides 'shaped like the letter upsilon (υ)'.

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  1. os hyoideum

    Os hyoideum, commonly known as hyoid bone, is a U-shaped bone situated in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. It does not directly articulate with any other bone, being anchored by muscles from the anterior, posterior and inferior directions. The hyoid bone provides attachment to the muscles of the floor of the mouth and the tongue above, the larynx below, and the epiglottis and pharynx behind. It plays a key role in speech and swallowing.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of os hyoideum in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of os hyoideum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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