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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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