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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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
Strohl, "Respiratory function of hyoid muscles and hyoid arch
," Journal of Applied Physiology Respiratory Environmental and Exercise Physiology, vol.
In 1983, Patton et al demonstrated that expansion of the hyoid arch
resulted in increased hypopharyngeal airspace in dogs.