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(1) The hyoid bone

(2) Bony structure or cartilaginous bone that supports the tongue


Of, relating to, or characterized by hyoid bone


The group of bony or cartilaginous bones directly below the tongue is called hyoid because of its shape that resembles the Greek word hyoeides, meaning "shaped like the letter upsilon" (υ)

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