hyoid bone

n.

A U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the muscles of the tongue.

Nearby words

  1. hymnology,
  2. hyoepiglottic,
  3. hyoglossal membrane,
  4. hyoid,
  5. hyoid arch,
  6. hyolithid,
  7. hyoscine,
  8. hyoscyamine,
  9. hyoscyamus,
  10. hyp


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