mylohyoid

[ mahy-loh-hahy-oid ]
/ ˌmaɪ loʊˈhaɪ ɔɪd /
Anatomy

adjective

Also my·lo·hy·oi·de·an [mahy-loh-hahy-oi-dee-uh n] /ˌmaɪ loʊ haɪˈɔɪ di ən/. of, relating to, or situated near the lower molar teeth and the hyoid bone.

noun

a flat, triangular muscle that forms the floor of the mouth.

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Origin of mylohyoid

1685–95; mylo- (< Greek mýlo(s) molar, literally, mill) + hyoid
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Medical definitions for mylohyoid

mylohyoid
[ mī′lō-hīoid′ ]

adj.

Relating to the region of the molar teeth of the lower jaw and the hyoid bone.
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