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1. shaped like a U.
2. pertaining to the hyoid bone; see Appendix 3-3.
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[G. hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter upsilon, Υ]
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Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
The hyoid bone.
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U-shaped or V-shaped; denoting the os hyoideum and the apparatus hyoideus.
[G. hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter upsilon, υ]
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hyoidprefix denoting Y-shaped.
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