hyoid bone
noun Etymology: New Latin hyoides, from Greek hyoeidēs shaped like the letter upsilon (Υ, υ), being the hyoid bone, from y, hy upsilon Date: circa 1811 a U-shaped bone or complex of bones that is situated between the base of the tongue and the larynx and that supports the tongue, the larynx, and their muscles — called also hyoid

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  • 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

  • hyoid bone — n a U shaped bone or complex of bones that is situated between the base of the tongue and the larynx and that supports the tongue, the larynx, and their muscles called also hyoid, lingual bone * * * a small isolated U shaped bone in the neck,… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyoid bone — noun a U shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles • Syn: ↑hyoid, ↑os hyoideum • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑os * * * noun also hyoid ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyoid bone — a small isolated U shaped bone in the neck, below and supporting the tongue. It is held in position by muscles and ligaments between it and the styloid process of the temporal bone …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hyoid bone — noun A bone in the human neck which supports the tongue …   Wiktionary

  • hyoid bone — n. U shaped bone located at the base of the tongue …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyoid bone — (A nat.) Bone of the tongue …   New dictionary of synonyms

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