Definition of hyoid
: of or relating to the hyoid bone
Recent Examples of hyoid from the Web
Underlying that seemingly simple action is a rich synchrony of lips, tongue and the hyoid bone beneath them.
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Origin and Etymology of hyoid
New Latin hyoides hyoid bone
First Known Use: 1842
Medical Definition of hyoid
1: of or relating to the hyoid bone
2: of, relating to, or being the second postoral branchial arch from which the hyoid bone of the higher vertebrates is in part formed
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