My Lai massacre [(mee leye)]
A mass killing of helpless inhabitants of a village in South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, carried out in 1968 by United States troops under the command of Lieutenant William Calley. Calley was court-martialed and sentenced to life imprisonment, but he only served a few years before parole. The massacre, horrible in itself, became a symbol for those opposed to the war in Vietnam.
[mahy-lahr] /ˈmaɪ lɑr/ Trademark. 1. a brand of strong, thin polyester film used in photography, recording tapes, and insulation. n. proper name for a polyester film, 1954, trademarked by E.I. Du Pont de Nemours and Co., Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A. Like many Du Pont names, it doesn’t mean anything, they just liked the sound.
[mi-lit-uh] /mɪˈlɪt ə/ noun 1. .
[mahy-loh-hahy-oid] /ˌmaɪ loʊˈhaɪ ɔɪd/ Anatomy adjective 1. Also, mylohyoidean [mahy-loh-hahy-oi-dee-uh n] /ˌmaɪ loʊ haɪˈɔɪ di ən/ (Show IPA). of, relating to, or situated near the lower molar teeth and the hyoid bone. noun 2. a flat, triangular muscle that forms the floor of the mouth. mylohyoid my·lo·hy·oid (mī’lō-hī’oid’) adj. Relating to the region of the […]
- Mylohyoid muscle
mylohyoid muscle n. A muscle with origin from the mylohyoid line of the mandible, with insertion into the upper border of the hyoid bone and the raphe separating the muscle from its fellow, with nerve supply from the mylohyoid nerve, and whose action elevates the floor of the mouth and tongue and depresses the jaw […]
- Mylohyoid nerve
mylohyoid nerve n. A small branch of the inferior alveolar nerve that is distributed to the anterior belly of the digastric muscle and to the mylohyoid muscle.