thyrohyoid muscle

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thyrohyoid muscle n.
A continuation of the sternothyroid muscle, with origin from the oblique line of the thyroid cartilage, with insertion into the body of the hyoid bone, with nerve supply from the upper cervical nerve, and whose action moves the hyoid bone closer to the larynx.

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