basihyal definition

  • noun:
    • Either of two small bones that type your body of this inverted hyoid arch.
    • In vertebrate anat., the distal bony element of the second post-oral visceral arch, or hyoidean equipment, represented in human anatomy by the so-called human body of hyoid bone tissue, bearing two pairs of horns or cornua; in general, the cornerstone or human anatomy proper associated with the hyoid arch; the basihyoid. See cut-under head.
    • In ichthyology, the portion of this branchiostegal arch next to the basibranchial and urohyal. Its generally dual, or made up of two pieces for each part.
  • adjective:
    • Noting two small bones, creating your body associated with inverted hyoid arch.
  • others:
    • concerning the basis or human body of this hyoid bone tissue or hyoid arch.

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