Hyoid arch

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(Anat.) the arch of cartilaginous or bony segments, which connects the base of the tongue with either side of the skull.

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The second is the hyoid arch which, in these organisms, consists only of the hyomandibular cartilage, articulated to the neurocranium and the mandible.
In 1983, Patton et al demonstrated that expansion of the hyoid arch resulted in increased hypopharyngeal airspace in dogs.
The hyosymplectic and ceratohyal cartilages are believed to correspond to the dorsal and ventral homologs, respectively, in the hyoid arch.