Medical Definition of Hyoid apparatus

1. A veterinary anatomy term for hyoid bones, a modified portion of the ancestral branchial skeleton consisting of an articulated chain of bones extending from the mastoid region of the skull on each side to the base of the tongue. In humans, it is reduced to a single bone, os hyoideum; in a typical mammal (the dog), it consists of a tympanohyoid cartilage attached to the skull, followed by the stylohyoid, epihyoid, keratohyoid, basihyoid, and thyrohyoid bones. Synonym: apparatus hyoideus. (05 Mar 2000)



Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyoid Apparatus

hyndes
hyndreste
hyo-
hyobranchial cleft
hyoepiglottic
hyoepiglottic ligament
hyoepiglottidean
hyoganoidei
hyoglossal
hyoglossal membrane
hyoglossal muscle
hyoglossi
hyoglossus
hyoglossus muscle
hyoid
hyoid apparatus (current term)
hyoid arch
hyoid bone
hyoid bones
hyoidal
hyoidean
hyoids
hyomandibula
hyomandibular
hyomandibular cleft
hyomandibulas
hyomental
hyopastron
hyopharyngeus
hyoplastra

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