Definition of Hyoid bone

1. Noun. A U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles.

Exact synonyms: Hyoid, Os Hyoideum
Generic synonyms: Bone, Os

Definition of Hyoid bone

1. Noun. A bone in the human neck which supports the tongue. ¹

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Medical Definition of Hyoid bone

1. A U-shaped bone lying between the mandible and the larynx, suspended from the styloid processes by slender stylohyoid ligaments. See: hyoid apparatus. Synonym: os hyoideum, lingual bone, tongue bone. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyoid Bone

hyobranchial cleft
hyoepiglottic ligament
hyoglossal membrane
hyoglossal muscle
hyoglossus muscle
hyoid apparatus
hyoid arch
hyoid bone (current term)
hyoid bones
hyomandibular cleft

Literary usage of Hyoid bone

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It is also connected to the posterior surface of the body of the hyoid bone by an elastic ligamentous baud, the hyo-epiglottic ligament. ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1895)
"I have thought it well worth while to present a recent case in which a combined fracture of the two principal vocal cartilages and of the hyoid bone ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"42, when both bellies of the omo-hyoid contract, its action is fui to be on the hyoid bone ; but no allusion is made to its chief function as л tensor of ..."

4. The Anatomy of the human skeleton by Henry Morris, John Ernest Frazer (1914)
"THE hyoid bone. A, MALE, B, FEMALE (Natural Size) Lesser cornu Body process, the vestige of a well-developed process in this situation in the hyoid bone of ..."

5. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The hyoid bone, or ox lingua, is situated at the base of the tongue, and may be felt between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1900)
"Post-mortem examination showed that the hyoid bone and the thyroid cartilage were fractured in addition to the lower .jaw, these injuries not having been ..."

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