Hyoid definitions

hī'oid'
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
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The hyoid bone.
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Designating or of a bone or bones supporting the tongue at its base: U-shaped in humans.
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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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Origin of hyoid

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