Epihyal
Epihyal Ep`i*hy"al, n. [Pref. epi- + the Greek letter ?.] (Anat.) A segment next above the ceratohyal in the hyoidean arch. [1913 Webster]

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  • epihyal — the deep, endochondral bone at the upper end of the hyoid arch below the interhyal. It joins the hyomandibular and the symplectic through the interhyal, and articulates with the ceratohyal by a suture in some fishes, e.g. Gadidae. May bear a… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • epihyal — Above the hyoid arch. * * * epi·hy·al .ep ə hī əl n an element of the hyoid arch that in humans is the stylohyoid ligament and in many vertebrates forms a distinct bone …   Medical dictionary

  • epihyal — epi·hy·al …   English syllables

  • epihyal — ˈhīəl noun ( s) Etymology: epi + hyoid + al : an element of the hyoid arch lying between the stylohyal and the ceratohyal that in man is the stylohyoid ligament and in many vetebrates forms a distinct bone …   Useful english dictionary

  • epihyal ligament — ligamentum stylohyoideum …   Medical dictionary

  • dorsal cerathyal — epihyal (the deep, endochondral bone at the upper end of the hyoid arch below the interhyal. It joins the hyomandibular and the symplectic through the interhyal, and articulates with the ceratohyal by a suture in some fishes, e.g. Gadidae. May… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • posterohyal — epihyal (the deep bone at the upper end of the hyoid arch below the interhyal. May bear a dentigerous plate. Also called dorsal ceratohyal. May or may not be homologous with the epal element of the branchial arches) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • arcus hyoideus — (plural arcus hyoidei)) hyoid arch (the arch lying between the gill arches and jaws, with which it is believed homologous and which helps support the floor of the mouth cavity. Composed in teleostomes of the following paired endoskeleton elements …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hyoid arch — the arch lying between the gill arches and jaws, with which it is believed homologous and which helps support the floor of the mouth cavity. Composed in teleostomes of the following paired endoskeleton elements: hyomandibula, symplectic,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Ligament — A ligament is a tough band of connective tissue that connects various structures such as two bones. Ligament is a fitting term; it comes from the Latin ligare meaning to bind or tie. * * * 1. A band or sheet of fibrous tissue connecting two or… …   Medical dictionary

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