hyoid 1811, from Fr. hyoïde (16c.), from Mod.L. hyoides, from Gk. hyoeides “shaped like the letter U,” from hu "letter U" (in later Greek called upsilon) + -oeides "like" (see -OID (Cf. -oid)).

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  • Hyoid — Hy oid, a. [Gr. ? fr. the letter [Upsilon] + e i^dos form: cf. F. hyo[ i]de.] 1. Having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [[Upsilon]]. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which supports… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hyoid — Hy oid, n. The hyoid bone …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyoid — [hī′oid΄] adj. [Fr hyoïde < ModL hyoides < Gr hyoeidēs, shaped like the letter υ (upsilon) < hy, upsilon + eidēs, OID] designating or of a bone or bones supporting the tongue at its base: U shaped in humans n. the hyoid bone or bones …   English World dictionary

  • Hyoid —   [griechisch hyoeide̅s »sauähnlich«] das, s/ e, Os hyoide|um, das Zungenbein …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hyoid — ⇒ Schädel …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • hyoid — U shaped or V shaped; denoting the h. bone and the h. apparatus. [G. hyoeides, shaped like the letter upsilon, Υ] * * * hy·oid hī .ȯid adj 1) of or relating to the hyoid bone 2) of, relating to, or being the second postoral branchial arch from… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyoid — adjective Etymology: New Latin hyoides hyoid bone Date: 1842 of or relating to the hyoid bone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hyoid — Os hyoideum – Sicht von oben Lage im Körper Das Zungenbein (Os hyoideum) ist ein kleiner gebogener Knochen am Mundboden unterhalb der Zunge. Es ist nicht mit dem restlichen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • hyoid — /huy oyd/, Anat., Zool. adj. 1. Also, hyoidal, hyoidean. noting or pertaining to a U shaped bone at the root of the tongue in humans, or a corresponding bone or collection of bones in animals. n. 2. the hyoid bone. See diag. under larynx. [1700… …   Universalium

  • hyoid — 1. adjective /ˈhaɪɔɪd/ Shaped like a U, or like the letter upsilon; specifically, designating a bone or group of bones supporting the tongue. 2. noun /ˈhaɪɔɪd/ The hyoid bone …   Wiktionary

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