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.