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hyoid

 [hi´oid]
1. shaped like a U.
2. pertaining to the hyoid bone; see Appendix 3-3.

hy·oid

(hī'oyd),
U-shaped or V-shaped; denoting the hyoid bone and the hyoid apparatus. See: hyoid bone.
[G. hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter upsilon, Υ]

hyoid

/hy·oid/ (hi´oid) shaped like Greek letter upsilon (υ); pertaining to the hyoid bone.

hyoid

(hī′oid′)
adj.
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
n.
The hyoid bone.

hyoid

[hī′oid]
Etymology: Gk, hyoeides, upsilon, U-shaped
1 n, the hyoid bone.
2 adj, pertaining to the hyoid bone.

hy·oid

(hī'oyd)
U-shaped or V-shaped; denoting the os hyoideum and the apparatus hyoideus.
[G. hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter upsilon, υ]

hyo-

or

hyoid

prefix denoting Y-shaped.

hyoid

1. shaped like Greek letter upsilon (υ).
2. pertaining to the hyoid bone.

hyoid apparatus
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.
hyoid bone
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.
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1989), "A Middle Paleolothic Human Hyoid Bone," Nature 338: 758-760.
Embryologically, it is a derivative of the second branchial arch along with styloid ligament and the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
Steinmann has reported good results with injection of a steroid solution or a long-acting anaesthetic at the lesser horn of the hyoid bone or the inferior aspect of tonsillar fossa.
The shape and size of the Neanderthal hyoid bone and the positioning of marks left by muscle attachments closely resemble those observed in modern humans, the investigators say.