Definitions

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  • n. Either of two small bones that form the body of the inverted hyoid arch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Noting two small bones, forming the body of the inverted hyoid arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In vertebrate anat., the distal bony element of the second post-oral visceral arch, or hyoidean apparatus, represented in human anatomy by the so-called body of the hyoid bone, bearing two pairs of horns or cornua; in general, the basis or body proper of the hyoid arch; the basihyoid. See cut under skull.
  • n. In ichthyology, the segment of the branchiostegal arch next to the basibranchial and urohyal. It is generally double, or composed of two pieces on each side.
  • Relating to the basis or body of the hyoid bone or hyoid arch.

Etymologies

basi- + Ancient Greek the letter upsilon, from the shape. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The specimens had “… teeth on the basihyal bone, as in Salmo purpuratus, which they otherwise resemble.”

    Trout and Salmon of North America

  • He points out that between the clavicles (_cleithra_) and the hyoid bone (_basihyal_) in fishes there is a long median bone

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • 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

  • Remnants of the basihyal, tympanohyals, and stylohyal bones can be identified on the ventral surface of the basicranium

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