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Greater cornu

Definition
noun, plural: greater cornua
(anatomy) Any of the pair of larger horns attached to the lateral borders of the body of hyoid bone
Supplement
In humans, the greater cornua are the larger, more lateral projections from the left and right borders of the body of hyoid bone. They are in contrast to the lesser cornua, which also occur in pairs but are comparatively smaller and conical in shape. The greater cornua are derived from the third pharyngeal arches.
Also called:

  • cornu majus ossis hyoidei (Latin)

Synonym(s):

  • thyrohyal
  • greater horn
  • Compare:

    • lesser cornu

    See also:

  • hyoid bone


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