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hyoid

[hahy-oid] Anatomy, Zoology.
adjective
1.
Also, hyoidal, hyoidean. noting or pertaining to a U -shaped bone at the root of the tongue in humans, or a corresponding bone or collection of bones in animals.
noun
2.
the hyoid bone.

Origin:
1700–10; < Neo-Latin hȳoïdes < Greek hȳoeidḗs, shaped like the letter hypsilon (i.e. upsilon), equivalent to hȳ- (derivative of letter name hŷ, variant of ŷ; see upsilon) + -oeidēs -oid

posthyoid, adjective
subhyoid, adjective
subhyoidean, adjective
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hyoid (ˈhaɪɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the hyoid bone
 
n
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 upsilon, from hu upsilon + -oid]

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hyoid hy·oid (hī'oid')
adj.

  1. Shaped like the letter U.

  2. Of or relating to the hyoid bone.

n.
The hyoid bone.
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