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hyoid

 [hi´oid]
1. shaped like a U.
2. pertaining to the hyoid bone; see Appendix 3-3.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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hyoid

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

or

hyoid

prefix denoting Y-shaped.
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