hy·oid /ˈhaɪˌɔɪd/ 形容詞
Hy·oid, n. The hyoid bone.
1. Having the form of an arch, or of the Greek letter upsilon [Υ].
2. Anat. Of or pertaining to the bony or cartilaginous arch which supports the tongue. Sometimes applied to the tongue itself.
Hyoid arch Anat., the arch of cartilaginous or bony segments, which connects the base of the tongue with either side of the skull.
Hyoid bone Anat., the bone in the base of the tongue, the middle part of the hyoid arch.
adj : of or relating to the hyoid bone
n : a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the
tongue muscles [syn: hyoid bone, os hyoideum]