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hyoid (ˈhaɪˌɔɪd Pronunciation for )

Definitions

adjective

  1. designating or of a bone or bones supporting the tongue at its base: U-shaped in humans

noun

  1. the hyoid bone or bones

Word Origin

Fr hyoïde < ModL hyoides < Gr hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter υ (upsilon) < hy, upsilon + -eidēs, -oid

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