Hyoid arch
Hyoid Hy"oid, a. [Gr. ? fr. the letter [Upsilon] + e'i^dos form: cf. F. hyo["i]de.] 1. Having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [[Upsilon]]. [1913 Webster]

2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which supports the tongue. Sometimes applied to the tongue itself. [1913 Webster]

{Hyoid arch} (Anat.), the arch of cartilaginous or bony segments, which connects the base of the tongue with either side of the skull.

{Hyoid bone} (Anat.), the bone in the base of the tongue, the middle part of the hyoid arch. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hyoid — Hy oid, a. [Gr. ? fr. the letter [Upsilon] + e i^dos form: cf. F. hyo[ i]de.] 1. Having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [[Upsilon]]. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which supports… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyoid bone — Hyoid Hy oid, a. [Gr. ? fr. the letter [Upsilon] + e i^dos form: cf. F. hyo[ i]de.] 1. Having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [[Upsilon]]. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hyoid — U shaped or V shaped; denoting the h. bone and the h. apparatus. [G. hyoeides, shaped like the letter upsilon, Υ] * * * hy·oid hī .ȯid adj 1) of or relating to the hyoid bone 2) of, relating to, or being the second postoral branchial arch from… …   Medical dictionary

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