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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the muscles of the tongue.

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  • n. A bone in the human neck which supports the tongue.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the bone in the base of the tongue, the middle part of the hyoid arch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue muscles

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