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  • n. A segment next above the ceratohyal in the hyoidean arch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A segment next above the ceratohyal in the hyoidean arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to one of the pieces of the hyoidean arch: as, an epihyal bone or ligament.
  • n. 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.


Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)


  • It frequently contains a little cartilage in its center, is often partially ossified, and in many animals forms a distinct bone, the epihyal.

    IV. Myology. 5c. The Supra- and Infrahyoid Muscles

  • The stylohyal (s.h.), epihyal (e.h.), and ceratohyal (c.h.) form the anterior cornu of the hyoid.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

  • 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

  • He finds the representatives of other bones of the sternum in the large bones (_epihyal_ and _ceratohyal_, or the two pieces of the

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology


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