hyoid hyoid

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
  2. (adj) of or relating to the hyoid bone

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Usage(s):

  1. The soft tissues adhering to the hyoid bone are not scraped off, since they provide a good blood supply.
  2. Examination of the neck structures revealed hemorrhage into the strap muscles and fractures of the thyroid cartilage and hyoid bone.
  3. Preserved even was a hyoid bone which served to support chin and jaw muscles.
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