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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The hyoid bone and lower mandible are completely exposed, exhibiting some scoring from the specimen’s teeth… .