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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles.

Usage examples (34)
  • Under the lower jaw is a little horseshoe shaped bone called the hyoid bone, because it is shaped like the Greek letter upsilon (Υ).
  • The first of these is called the hyoid arch (c.h.), and the four following this, the first (br. 1), second, third, and fourth
  • It's called the hyoid bone.
  • If the person was strangled, the hyoid bone may be broken. for more
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