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Meaning of hyoid

hy•oid

Pronunciation: (hī'oid), [key]
— Anat., Zool. Anat.,Zool.
—adj.
  1. noting or pertaining to a-shaped bone at the root of the tongue in humans, or a corresponding bone or collection of bones in animals.
—n.
  1. the hyoid bone. &hasp;See &hasp;diag. &hasp;under &hasp;
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