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hy·oid

 (hī′oid′)
adj.
Of or relating to the hyoid bone.
n.
The hyoid bone.

[New Latin hȳoīdēs, the hyoid bone, from Greek hūoeidēs, shaped like the letter upsilon : , upsilon + -oeidēs, -oid.]

hyoid

(ˈhaɪɔɪd)
adj
(Anatomy) of or relating to the hyoid bone
n
1. (Anatomy) the horseshoe-shaped bone that lies at the base of the tongue and above the thyroid cartilage
2. (Anatomy) a corresponding bone or group of bones in other vertebrates
[C19: from New Latin hӯoïdes, from Greek huoeidēs having the shape of the letter upsilon, from hu upsilon + -oid]

hy•oid

(ˈhaɪ ɔɪd)

adj.
1. Also, hy•oi′dal, hy•oi′de•an. of or designating a bony or cartilaginous structure at the base of the vertebrate tongue, U-shaped in humans.
n.
2. the hyoid bone or structure.
[1700–10; < New Latin hȳoïdes < Greek hȳoeidḗs shaped like the letter hypsilon (i.e., upsilon) =hŷ, variant of ŷ (see upsilon) + -oeidēs -oid]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyoid - a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscleshyoid - a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
Adj.1.hyoid - of or relating to the hyoid bone
Translations

hy·oid

a. hioideo-a, rel. al hueso hioides.