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Lingual bone

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Definition

noun

The bone shaped like a horseshoe and located directly below the tongue. Its function is to provide support to the tongue and aid it in creating a range of vocalization or speech like in humans


Supplement

It has three major components: the body of the hyoid, a pair of greater cornu, and a pair of lesser cornu.


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