hypohyal

adjective
hy·​po·​hy·​al

Definition of hypohyal

: of, relating to, or constituting one or two small elements of each side of the hyoid arch of most fishes between the ceratohyal and the median basihyal

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History and Etymology for hypohyal

hypo- + hy oid + -al

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“Hypohyal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypohyal. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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