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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.
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A postmortem found Epstein, 66, who died on Saturday while held on underage sex trafficking charges, had a broken hyoid bone.
Among the bones broken in Epstein's neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam's apple.
Jonathan Arden, president of America's National Association of Medical Examiners, said a broken hyoid bone was more common in strangulation murders than suicide hangings.
Accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein's autopsy reports show that he had multiple broken neck bones, including the horseshoe shaped hyoid bone, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
The right epibranchial bone of the hyoid apparatus was luxated and caudoventrally displaced (Fig 4a and b).
The objective of the study was to compare cephalometric values of the craniocervical and hyoid region in subjects with nasal and oral respiration.
Pau et al13 have also reported another surgical procedure for correction of mutational falsetto (puberphonia) via mobilizing hyoid and superior halves of thyroid cartilage to reduce cricothyroid distance by apposing hyoid to cricoid cartilage.
The suprahyoid muscles are considered to be strategic for deglutition, since they participate in motor reflex mechanisms, lowering and stabilization of the mandible, elevation and forward movement of the hyoid bone, and have insertion with tongue musculature (9,10).
The hyoid bone is the only bone in the head and neck region which does not have any bony articulations.
This challenge is exacerbated by the fact that the most important jaw depressor muscles do their work by pulling the mandible downward toward the hyoid bone.
The autopsy had revealed that Sana had been strangled to death, her voice box was swollen and the right cornua of her hyoid bone (in the neck) had been dislocated.
The electrodes were attached to the surface of the muscle belly of the submental muscles (SMs) (on both sides of the midline of the neck, between the submental border and the hyoid bone) and the infrahyoid muscles (IMs) (approximately 2 cm below the hyoid bone on both sides of the midline of the neck).