Origin of hyoid
Examples from the Web for hyoid
Historical Examples of hyoid
This flap, an outgrowth of the hyoid arch, is known as the operculum.
It is inserted, not on the gill-arches, but on the hyoid arch.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
The hyoid arch is noticeable for the length of the anterior cornu.
The hyoid is constructed on much the same plan in all Marsupials.
The hyoid in most respects resembles that of the Insectivora.
adjective Also: hyoidal, hyoidean
noun Also: hyoid bone
Word Origin for hyoid
1811, from French hyoïde (16c.), from Modern Latin hyoides, from Greek hyoeides "shaped like the letter U," from hu "letter U" (in later Greek called upsilon) + -oeides "like" (see -oid).