hyoid bone

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hyoid bone

n.
A U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the muscles of the tongue.
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Noun1.hyoid bone - a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscleshyoid bone - 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
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hy·oid bone

n. hioides, hueso en forma de herradura situado en la base de la lengua.
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hyoid bone

n hueso hioides
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References in periodicals archive ?
Hyoid bone (Os hyoideum): The hyoid bone was situated between the vertical parts of the rami of the mandible as elucidated in ox (Raghavan) and in horse (Getty).