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English definition of “hyoid”


noun [C]     /ˈhaɪ.ɔɪd/ US  /ˈhɑɪ.ɔɪd/ specialized
a U-shaped bone in the middle of the neck between the chin and the thyroid that supports the tongue and tongue muscles Bone structures
(Definition of hyoid noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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