ceratohyal

noun
cer·​a·​to·​hy·​al | \ ˌser-ə-(ˌ)tō-ˈhī-əl How to pronounce ceratohyal (audio) \
variants: or ceratohyoid \ -​ˈhī-​ˌȯid How to pronounce ceratohyoid (audio) \

Medical Definition of ceratohyal

: the smaller inner projection of the two lateral projections on each side of the human hyoid bone

called also lesser cornu

— compare thyrohyal

Comments on ceratohyal

What made you want to look up ceratohyal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or obtain by small maneuvers

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Summer 2019 Words of the Day Quiz

  • a-bowl-of-peach-sorbet-with-cut-peaches-next-to-it
  • Which is a synonym of desideratum?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!