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1. hyoid

noun. a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles.

Synonyms

  • os
  • bone
  • os hyoideum

Antonyms

  • boneless

Etymology

  • hyo├»de (French)

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Sentences with hyoid


1. Noun, singular or mass
Choke collars can also cause fractures of the hyoid bone found at the base of the tongue.

2. Adjective
However, hummingbirds have the "hyoid apparatus" that allows them to stretch their tongues, almost doubling the tongue's normal length.

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