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1. shaped like a U.
2. pertaining to the hyoid bone; see Appendix 3-3.
[G. hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter upsilon, Υ]
hyoid/hy·oid/ (hi´oid) shaped like Greek letter upsilon (υ); pertaining to the hyoid bone.
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
The hyoid bone.
Etymology: Gk, hyoeides, upsilon, U-shaped
1 n, the hyoid bone.
2 adj, pertaining to the hyoid bone.
U-shaped or V-shaped; denoting the os hyoideum and the apparatus hyoideus.
[G. hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter upsilon, υ]
hyoidprefix denoting Y-shaped.
1. shaped like Greek letter upsilon (υ).
2. pertaining to the hyoid bone.
the suspensory mechanism for the tongue and larynx. Consists of the single basihyoid, and the paired thyrohyoid, ceratohyoid, epihyoid and stylohyoid bones and the tympanohyoid cartilages.
one or more of the bones of the hyoid apparatus, fused in some species (e.g. human) to form a horseshoe-shaped bone situated at the base of the tongue, just below the thyroid cartilage. See also Table 10.