hyoid hyoid


  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



  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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