os hyoideum


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Related to os hyoideum: Tongue bone, Lingual bone

hy·oid bone

1. a U-shaped bone lying between the mandible and the larynx, suspended from styloid processes by slender stylohyoid ligaments;
2. in common usage, called "the hyoid."

os hyoideum

os hyoideum

The horseshoe-shaped bone lying at the base of the tongue. Synonym: hyoid bone
See also: os