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.

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

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Medicine 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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