hyoid

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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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Above all, the hyoid bone discovered in the offering box must be considered as related to the removal of the tongue.
The hypothesis that the hyoid bone belongs to the woman seems to us the most plausible.
The shape and size of the Neanderthal hyoid bone and the positioning of marks left by muscle attachments closely resemble those observed in modern humans, the investigators say.