[ hahy-oid ]
/ ˈhaɪ ɔɪd /
Also hy·oi·dal, hy·oi·de·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.
the hyoid bone.
Origin of hyoid
Related formspost·hy·oid, adjectivesub·hy·oid, adjectivesub·hy·oid·e·an, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subhyoid
/ (ˈhaɪɔɪd) /
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 hӯoïdes, from Greek huoeidēs having the shape of the letter upsilon, from hu upsilon + -oid
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Medicine definitions for subhyoid (1 of 2)
[ sŭb-hī′oid′ ]
Beneath the hyoid bone.
Medicine definitions for subhyoid (2 of 2)
[ hī′oid′ ]
Shaped like the letter U.
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
The hyoid bone.
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