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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

(hī′oid′)
adj.
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
n.
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.
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The hyoid starts out as three small bones with joint-like connections but hardens during middle age into a U-shape that can break more easily.
(13,14) These birds also did not exhibit any clinical signs associated with the injured hyoid apparatus and were allowed to heal by benign neglect.
The results of the ANOVA test done to compare the upper and the lower airway space and the horizontal position of the hyoid bone between the three groups concluded that the horizontal position of the hyoid was very stable and the difference between the groups is not statistically significant.
Various locations of the base of pyramidal lobe generally require careful dissection of both the pretracheal and the prelaryngeal regions from the upper border of the isthmus up to the upper border of the thyroid cartilage in most of the patients and sometimes up to the hyoid bone.
The results suggest the hyoid bones of most dinosaurs were like those of alligators and crocodiles - short, simple and connected to a rigid tongue.
Hyoid bones act as anchors for the tongue in most animals, but in birds, these bones can extend to the tip.
Morphological study of the human hyoid bone with three-dimensional CT images - gender difference and age-related changes.
She added that the hyoid bone was fractured, indicating strangulation.
This system correlates with the cervical spine and hyoid bone, forming a functional craniocervical mandibular unit.
Although many case reports have been published, complete connection of the styloid process to the hyoid bone is rare, and no study has described the natural history of the enlarging course of the elongated styloid process.