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Greater horn

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noun, plural: greater horns

(anatomy) Any of the pair of larger horns attached to the lateral borders of the body of hyoid bone


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In humans, the greater horns are the larger, more lateral projections on the left and right borders of the body of hyoid bone. They are in contrast to the lesser horns, which also occur in pairs but are comparatively smaller and conical in shape.


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