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


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.


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

Nearby words

  1. mykerinos,
  2. mykolayiv,
  3. mykonos,
  4. mylar,
  5. mylitta,
  6. mylohyoid muscle,
  7. mylohyoid nerve,
  8. mylonite,
  9. myna,
  10. mynah

Origin of mylohyoid

1685–95; mylo- (< Greek mýlo(s) molar, literally, mill) + hyoid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mylohyoid


[ mī′lō-hīoid′ ]


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

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