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hyoid bone

noun

Definition of hyoid bone

  1. :  a U-shaped bone or complex of bones that is situated between the base of the tongue and the larynx and that supports the tongue, the larynx, and their muscles —called also hyoid



Origin of hyoid bone

New Latin hyoides, from Greek hyoeidēs shaped like the letter upsilon (Υ, υ), being the hyoid bone, from y, hy upsilon


First Known Use: circa 1811


Medical Dictionary

hyoid bone

noun

Medical Definition of hyoid bone

  1. :  a U-shaped bone or complex of bones that is situated between the base of the tongue and the larynx and that supports the tongue, the larynx, and their muscles—called also hyoid, lingual bone




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