<anatomy> A U-shaped bone lying between the mandible and the larynx, suspended from the styloid processes by slender stylohyoid ligaments.

See: hyoid apparatus.

Synonyms: os hyoideum, lingual bone, tongue bone.

(05 Mar 2000)

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