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hyo·​man·​dib·​u·​lar ˌhī-ō-man-ˈdib-yə-lər How to pronounce hyomandibular (audio)
: of or derived from the hyoid arch and mandible
specifically : being or relating to the dorsal segment of the hyoid arch


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: a bone or cartilage derived from the dorsal hyoid arch that is part of the articulating mechanism of the lower jaw in fishes and forms the columella or stapes of the ear of higher vertebrates

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“Hyomandibular.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyomandibular. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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