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mylohyoid

[mahy-loh-hahy-oid] /ˌmaɪ loʊˈhaɪ ɔɪd/
adjective
1.
Also, mylohyoidean
[mahy-loh-hahy-oi-dee-uh n] /ˌmaɪ loʊ haɪˈɔɪ di ən/ (Show IPA)
. of, pertaining to, or situated near the lower molar teeth and the hyoid bone.
noun
2.
a flat, triangular muscle that forms the floor of the mouth.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; mylo- (< Greek mýlo(s) molar, literally, mill) + hyoid
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  • The anterior part of the gland is then dissected off the mylohyoid muscle.
mylohyoid in Medicine

mylohyoid my·lo·hy·oid (mī'lō-hī'oid')
adj.
Relating to the region of the molar teeth of the lower jaw and the hyoid bone.

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