from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to one of the pieces of the hyoidean arch: as, an epihyal bone or ligament.
- noun In anatomy and zoology, one of the pieces of the hyoidean arch; one of the elements of the second postoral visceral arch; a bone intervening between the stylohyal and the ceratohyal, represented in the human subject by the stylohyoid ligament, but of usual occurrence as a bone in other mammals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) A segment next above the ceratohyal in the hyoidean arch.
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- noun anatomy A
segmentnext above the ceratohyalin the hyoidean arch.
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It frequently contains a little cartilage in its center, is often partially ossified, and in many animals forms a distinct bone, the epihyal.
The stylohyal (s.h.), epihyal (e.h.), and ceratohyal (c.h.) form the anterior cornu of the hyoid.
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."
He finds the representatives of other bones of the sternum in the large bones (_epihyal_ and _ceratohyal_, or the two pieces of the