hyoid definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding the hyoid bone tissue.
    • Shaped like a U, or like page upsilon; specifically, designating a bone or selection of bones supporting the tongue.
    • obtaining the as a type of an arch, or associated with the Greek letter upsilon [Υ].
    • Of or with respect to the bony or cartilaginous arch which aids the tongue. Sometimes placed on the tongue itself.
    • of or relating to the hyoid bone
  • noun:
    • The hyoid bone.
    • The hyoid bone.
    • The hyoid bone.
    • The tongue-bone or os linguæ); the hyoidean bone or collection of bones: so called from its shape in man.
    • a U-shaped bone within root of the tongue that aids the tongue muscles
  • others:
    • getting the as a type of the Greek-letter upsilon, υ.

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