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  • noun Plural form of hyoid.


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  • But this two hundred feet might just as well have been a single step through quicksilver, hand in hand with Alice, for it took me from a world of hyoids and syrinxes, of vials and lenses and clean-smelling xylol, to the home of the army ants.

    Edge of the Jungle

  • The sterno-hyoids and sterno-thyreoids are separated; the cross branch between the anterior jugular veins, and any other veins met with, secured with forceps before being divided; and the trachea exposed by dividing transversely the layer of deep fascia which passes from the cricoid to the isthmus of the thyreoid.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Shaded components include skull bones (grey), teeth (brown), hyoids (orange), and postcranial bones (red).

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  • (Heyning & James 1996), and the rorqual tongue, used in manipulating prey, requires the support of large, robust hyoids (Werth 2007).

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  • However, in 2006, Reidenberg proposed that the hyoids might play a key role in pulling the head ventrally (as shown in the adjacent CG still; image © Channel 4), and hence in setting up the dorsoventral 'body wave' employed during swimming.

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