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hyoid

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English

Etymology

From French hyoïde, from modern [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hyoides, from Ancient Greek ὑοειδής ‘shaped like the letter υ’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈhaɪɔɪd/

Adjective

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Positive
hyoid

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  1. Shaped like a U, or like the letter upsilon; specifically, designating a bone or group of bones supporting the tongue.
    • 1969: The hyoid bone in her throat flutters as if discharging some subvocal rosary. — JG Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

Noun

Singular
hyoid

Plural
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  1. The hyoid bone.
    • 1973: the vulture, relinquishing its title, surely in natural justice gave me a right to this femur, this curiously distorted hyoid? — Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise

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