|one of a series of curved bones that are articulated with the vertebrae and occur in pairs, 12 in humans, on each side of the vertebrate body, certain pairs being connected with the sternum and forming the thoracic wall.|
|any of the plane surfaces of a crystal.|
|1.||of or relating to the hyoid bone|
|2.||the horseshoe-shaped bone that lies at the base of the tongue and above the thyroid cartilage|
|3.||a corresponding bone or group of bones in other vertebrates|
|[C19: from New Latin hӯoïdes, from Greek huoeidēs having the shape of the letter |
hyoid hy·oid (hī'oid')
Shaped like the letter U.
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.