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Hyoid bone

hyoid bone n.
A U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the muscles of the tongue.


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    [hahy-oid] /ˈhaɪ ɔɪd/ Anatomy, Zoology adjective 1. 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. noun 2. the hyoid bone. /ˈhaɪɔɪd/ adjective 1. of or relating to the hyoid bone noun 2. the horseshoe-shaped […]

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