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Tongue bone

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Definition

noun

The bone that lies just below the tongue, and its role is to support the tongue, especially in vocalization (in many animals) or speech (in humans)


Supplement

This bone has three major parts: the body of the hyoid, a pair of greater cornu, and a pair of lesser cornu.


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