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hyoid

[′hī‚ȯid]
(anatomy)
A bone or complex of bones at the base of the tongue supporting the tongue and its muscles.
Of or pertaining to structures derived from the hyoid arch.
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Fracture of hyoid bone in case of asphyxia death resulting from constricting force round the neck.
Australopithecines appear to have lacked some speech adaptations, as discussed in the next section, having an ape-like hyoid bone (Alemseged et al.
The styloid process may vary in length and sometimes stylohyoid ligament may also ossify from its origin at the styloid process to its attachment at the hyoid bone mimicking elongated styloid process.
At Kebara they uncovered a hyoid bone, which lies between the root of the tongue and the larynx, or voice box.