[hahy-oid] /ˈhaɪ ɔɪd/ Anatomy, Zoology
Also, hyoidal, hyoidean. noting or pertaining to a U -shaped bone at the root of the tongue in humans, or a corresponding bone or collection of bones in animals.
the hyoid bone.
of or relating to the hyoid bone
the horseshoe-shaped bone that lies at the base of the tongue and above the thyroid cartilage
a corresponding bone or group of bones in other vertebrates
1811, from French hyoïde (16c.), from Modern Latin hyoides, from Greek hyoeides “shaped like the letter U,” from hu “letter U” (in later Greek called upsilon) + -oeides “like” (see -oid).
hyoid hy·oid (hī’oid’)
The hyoid bone.
[hahy-ol-i-thid] /haɪˈɒl ɪ θɪd/ noun 1. any invertebrate of the extinct genus Hyolithes, most common in the Cambrian Period, having a limy, univalve shell, and thought to be related to the pteropods. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to Hyolithes.
[hahy-uh-seen, -sin] /ˈhaɪ əˌsin, -sɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. . /ˈhaɪəˌsiːn/ noun 1. another name for scopolamine hyoscine hy·o·scine (hī’ə-sēn’) n. See scopolamine.
[hahy-uh-sahy-uh-meen, -min] /ˌhaɪ əˈsaɪ əˌmin, -mɪn/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a poisonous alkaloid, C 17 H 23 NO 3 , obtained from henbane and other solanaceous plants, used as a sedative, analgesic, mydriatic, and antispasmodic. /ˌhaɪəˈsaɪəˌmiːn; -mɪn/ noun 1. a poisonous alkaloid occurring in henbane and related plants: an optically active isomer of atropine, used in […]
[hahy-uh-sahy-uh-muh s] /ˌhaɪ əˈsaɪ ə məs/ noun 1. the dried leaves, with or without the tops, of the henbane, Hyoscyamus niger, containing the alkaloids and scopolamine, used in medicine. /ˌhaɪəˈsaɪəməs/ noun 1. any plant of the solanaceous genus Hyoscyamus, of Europe, Asia, and N Africa, including henbane