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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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Pollanen & Ubelaker have classified the hyoids as hyperbolic (U-shaped) (55 %) and parabolic (V-Shaped) (45 %) according to length and width of bone.
In Croatia population, it was found that incidences of symmetric and asymmetric hyoids as 85.7 % and 15.3 %, respectively.
Scouring collections at museums and zoos in the United States and Europe, the team used laser scanners to create 3-D models of hyoids from nine howler species.
Our ancestors from 3.3 million years ago had hyoids that were similar in shape to those of present day apes, suggesting they too had air sacs.
What's beyond debate is that the Atapuerca hyoids look like those of people today, the researchers say.
Further analysis found marked overlap between human and pig hyoids on four of six measures of shape and size, Reidenberg says.
Comments linguist Philip Lieberman of Brown University in Providence, R.I.: "There's no basis for comparison, since we have no hyoids from earlier hominids.
Superiorly, the incision transects the valleculae along the posterior aspect of the hyoid bone.
Associate Professor Stephen Wroe, a zoologist and palaeontologist from UNE, along with an international team of scientists and the use of 3D x-ray imaging technology, made the revolutionary discovery challenging this notion based on a 60,000 year-old Neanderthal hyoid bone discovered in Israel in 1989.
A variant of omohyoid presenting as an additional muscle belly extending between clavicle and hyoid bone (1), The superior belly of omohyoid attached to the transverse process of the C6 anterior to the scalenus medius (2), double omohyoids (3, 4), absence of superior belly (5), short omohyoid4 and cleidohyoid (4, 6) were reported.
The parts of the specimen that have so far been removed from the sandstone include the hyoid, a small neck bone.
Among the bones broken in Epstein's neck was the hyoid bone, which in men is near the Adam's apple.