A V-shaped bone situated at the base of the tongue.
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<anatomy> A U-shaped bone lying between the mandible and the larynx, suspended from the styloid processes by slender stylohyoid ligaments. ... See: hyoid apparatus. ... Synonym: os hyoideum, lingual bone, tongue bone. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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a horseshoe-shaped bone at the base of the tongue, just above the thyroid cartilage.
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(from the article `skeletal system, human`) The primary function of the hyoid bone is to serve as an anchoring structure for the tongue. The bone is situated at the root of the tongue in the ... ...by ligaments and membranes, particularly around their joints. The larynx is connected below to the upp...
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Type: Term Definitions: 1. a U-shaped bone lying between the mandible and the larynx, suspended from styloid processes by slender stylohyoid ligaments; 2. in common usage, called 'the hyoid.' Synonyms: lingual bone, os hyoideum, tongue bone See: hyoid apparatus
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The hyoid bone (lingual bone) (Latin os hyoideum) is a horseshoe-shaped bone situated in the anterior midline of the neck between the chin and the thyroid cartilage. At rest, it lies at the level of the base of the mandible in the front and the third cervical vertebra behind. Unlike other bones, th...
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The hyoid bone is the U-shaped bone that can be felt on pressing deeply into the throat a little below the chin. It suports the tongue, to whose muscles it gives attachment. It consists of a body and four processes or cornua which project upwards and backwards. In youth the body and cornua are more ...
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The horse shoe shaped bone that lies above the thyroid cartilage at the base of the tongue.
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