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hyoid

[ hahy-oid ]
/ 藞ha瑟 蓴瑟d /
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adjective
Also hy路oi路dal, hy路oi路de路an. noting or pertaining to a U-shaped bone at the root of the tongue in humans, or a corresponding bone or collection of bones in animals.
noun
the hyoid bone.
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Origin of hyoid

1700鈥10; <New Latin hy虅o茂des<Greek hy虅oeid岣梥, shaped like the letter hypsilon (i.e. upsilon), equivalent to hy虅- (derivative of letter name h欧, variant of 欧;see upsilon) + -oeid膿s-oid

OTHER WORDS FROM hyoid

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British Dictionary definitions for hyoid

hyoid
/ (藞ha瑟蓴瑟d) /

adjective Also: hyoidal, hyoidean
of or relating to the hyoid bone
noun Also: hyoid bone
the horseshoe-shaped bone that lies at the base of the tongue and above the thyroid cartilage
a corresponding bone or group of bones in other vertebrates

Word Origin for hyoid

C19: from New Latin h盈o茂des, from Greek huoeid膿s having the shape of the letter upsilon, from hu upsilon + -oid
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for hyoid

hyoid
[ h墨oid鈥 ]

adj.
Shaped like the letter U.
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
n.
The hyoid bone.
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