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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyoid  \Hy"oid\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  fr  the  letter  [Upsilon]  +  ?  form:  cf 
  F.  hyo["i]de.] 
  1.  Having  the  form  of  an  arch,  or  of  the  Greek  letter  upsilon 
  [[Upsilon]]. 
 
  2.  (Anat.)  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  bony  or  cartilaginous  arch 
  which  supports  the  tongue.  Sometimes  applied  to  the  tongue 
  itself 
 
  {Hyoid  arch}  (Anat.),  the  arch  of  cartilaginous  or  bony 
  segments,  which  connects  the  base  of  the  tongue  with 
  either  side  of  the  skull. 
 
  {Hyoid  bone}  (Anat.),  the  bone  in  the  base  of  the  tongue,  the 
  middle  part  of  the  hyoid  arch. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hyoid  \Hy"oid\,  n. 
  The  hyoid  bone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyoid 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  hyoid  bone 
  n  :  a  U-shaped  bone  at  the  base  of  the  tongue  that  supports  the 
  tongue  muscles  [syn:  {hyoid  bone},  {os  hyoideum}] 




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