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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.
The specimens had “… teeth on the basihyal bone, as in Salmo purpuratus, which they otherwise resemble.”
He points out that between the clavicles (_cleithra_) and the hyoid bone (_basihyal_) in fishes there is a long median bone
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."
Remnants of the basihyal, tympanohyals, and stylohyal bones can be identified on the ventral surface of the basicranium