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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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During phonation, with the forefinger and thumb forming a C, situate the tips of these fingers on either side of the throat just beneath the mandible, directly above the ends of the hyoid bone.
Surgical exploration and removal of the mass was done, but because the hyoid apparatus was incorporated in the base of the cyst, complete surgical excision was not possible.
Although these cysts are most commonly found just inferior to the hyoid (66%), they can be located between the tongue and hyoid (25%) and