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English definition of “hyoid”


noun [C] uk   /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 musclesBone structures
(Definition of hyoid from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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