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n.1.(Anat.) The central tongue bone.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Median cleft of lower lip and mandible, cleft sternum and absence of basihyoid: Report of case.
It extends from the atlantal fossa to the basihyoid bone so that it is partly covered by the parotid gland (ELLENPORT, 1986; DYCE et al., 2004).