Hyoid meaning

hīoid
Designating or of a bone or bones supporting the tongue at its base: U-shaped in humans.
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Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
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The hyoid bone.
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The hyoid bone or bones.
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Relating to the hyoid bone.
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The hyoid bone.
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Shaped like a U, or like the letter upsilon; specifically, designating a bone or group of bones supporting the tongue.
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The hyoid bone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hyoid
Plural:
hyoids

Origin of hyoid

  • New Latin hȳoīdēs the hyoid bone from Greek hūoeidēs shaped like the letter upsilon upsilon -oeidēs -oid

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French hyoïde, from modern Latin hyoides, from Ancient Greek ὑοειδής (huoeidēs, “shaped like the letter υ (u)”).

    From Wiktionary