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- noun Plural form of
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But this two hundred feet might just as well have been a single step through quicksilver, hand in hand with Alice, for it took me from a world of hyoids and syrinxes, of vials and lenses and clean-smelling xylol, to the home of the army ants.
The sterno-hyoids and sterno-thyreoids are separated; the cross branch between the anterior jugular veins, and any other veins met with, secured with forceps before being divided; and the trachea exposed by dividing transversely the layer of deep fascia which passes from the cricoid to the isthmus of the thyreoid.
Shaded components include skull bones (grey), teeth (brown), hyoids (orange), and postcranial bones (red).
(Heyning & James 1996), and the rorqual tongue, used in manipulating prey, requires the support of large, robust hyoids (Werth 2007).
However, in 2006, Reidenberg proposed that the hyoids might play a key role in pulling the head ventrally (as shown in the adjacent CG still; image © Channel 4), and hence in setting up the dorsoventral 'body wave' employed during swimming.