Hypsiloid Hyp"si*loid, a. [From [Upsilon], the Greek letter called ``upsilon'' + -oid.] (Anat.) Resembling the Greek letter [Upsilon] in form; hyoid. [1913 Webster]

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  • hypsiloid — Y shaped; U shaped. SYN: upsiloid, ypsiliform. [G. upsilon (ypsilon)] * * * hyp·si·loid (hipґsĭ loid) [Gr. hypsiloeidēs] shaped like a capital Greek letter upsilon (Υ). Cf. hyoid …   Medical dictionary

  • hypsiloid — shaped like the Greek letter upsilon Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hypsiloid — hyp·si·loid …   English syllables

  • hypsiloid —   a. like letter upsilon …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hypsiloid — ˈhipsəˌlȯid adjective Etymology: Middle Greek hypsiloeidēs, from hy psilon upsilon, literally, simple y + oeidēs oid anatomy : resembling a Greek capital letter upsilon in form …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cartilage — Firm, rubbery tissue that cushions bones at joints. A more flexible kind of cartilage connects muscles with bones and makes up other parts of the body, such as the larynx and the outside parts of the ears. * * * A connective tissue characterized… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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  • upsiloid — SYN: hypsiloid. * * * up·si·loid (upґsĭ loid) [Gr. upsilon + oid] shaped like the Greek upsilon (υ or Υ); see hyoid (def. 1) and hypsiloid …   Medical dictionary

  • 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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