thyrohyoid muscle

noun

Medical Definition of thyrohyoid muscle

: a small quadrilateral muscle that arises from the thyroid cartilage, inserts into the thyrohyal of the hyoid bone, and functions to depress the hyoid bone and to elevate the thyroid cartilage

called also thyrohyoid

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“Thyrohyoid muscle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/thyrohyoid%20muscle. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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