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Hyoid

Definition
noun
(1) The hyoid bone
(2) Bony structure or cartilaginous bone that supports the tongue
adjective
Of, relating to, or characterized by hyoid bone
Supplement
The group of bony or cartilaginous bones directly below the tongue is called hyoid because of its shape that resembles the Greek word hyoeides, meaning “shaped like the letter upsilon” (υ)
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