hyoid : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
- a of or relating to the hyoid bone
- The soft tissues adhering to the hyoid bone are not scraped off, since they provide a good blood supply.
- Examination of the neck structures revealed hemorrhage into the strap muscles and fractures of the thyroid cartilage and hyoid bone.
- Preserved even was a hyoid bone which served to support chin and jaw muscles.