from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as hyoid.

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  • adjective hyoid


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  • But in fact the skull _is_ segmented, and, according to the quasi-vertebral theory of the skull put forward by Professor Huxley, [175] is probably formed of a number of coalesced segments, of some of which the trabeculæ cranii and the mandibular and hyoidean arches are indications.

    On the Genesis of Species

  • A velum (v.) forms a curtain, perforated by the mouth and by two smaller hyoidean apertures, between the oral cavity and the pharynx

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • The [so-called] hyoidean apertures are not equivalent to the similarly-named parts of the vertebrata.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • Uppermost left-hand figure, the youngest condition; lowest right-hand figure, the adult. h, the hyoidean arch, ultimately the corniculum; b¹-b4, the four branchial arches which become gradually atrophied, the cornua (or thyro-hyal) th being their representative in the adult; b ', another branchial rudiment; bh, the body of the hyoid. "body" of the os hyoides.

    The Common Frog

  • The right, great cornu is shown extending backwards from the body of the Hyoid and terminating beneath the letters Ep.Fig. 40 -- Extracranial portion of hyoidean apparatus of Dog, front views sh, stylohyal; eh, epihyal; ch, ceratohyal (these three constitute the "anterior cornu"); bh, basihyal, or "body" of hyoid; th, thyrohyal, or "posterior cornu."

    The Common Frog


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