from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as thyrohyoid.


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  • The internal branch (ramus internus) descends to the hyothyroid membrane, pierces it in company with the superior laryngeal artery, and is distributed to the mucous membrane of the larynx.

    IX. Neurology. 5j. The Vagus Nerve

  • The Superior Laryngeal Artery (a. laryngea superior), larger than either of the preceding, accompanies the internal laryngeal branch of the superior laryngeal nerve, beneath the Thyreohyoideus; it pierces the hyothyroid membrane, and supplies the muscles, mucous membrane, and glands of the larynx, anastomosing with the branch from the opposite side.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 2. The External Carotid Artery

  • On either side of the laryngeal orifice is a recess, termed the sinus piriformis, which is bounded medially by the aryepiglottic fold, laterally by the thyroid cartilage and hyothyroid membrane.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2c. The Pharynx

  • A finger’s breadth below it is the laryngeal prominence of the thyroid cartilage; the space intervening between the hyoid bone and the thyroid cartilage is occupied by the hyothyroid membrane.

    XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 2. Surface Markings of Special Regions of the Head and Neck

  • The posterior surface is smooth, concave, directed backward and downward, and separated from the epiglottis by the hyothyroid membrane and a quantity of loose areolar tissue; a bursa intervenes between it and the hyothyroid membrane.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 9. The Hyoid Bone

  • The vessels of the upper set pierce the hyothyroid membrane and join the superior deep cervical glands.

    VIII. The Lymphatic System. 3. The Lymphatics of the Head, Face, and Neck

  • —The greater cornua project backward from the lateral borders of the body; they are flattened from above downward and diminish in size from before backward; each ends in a tubercle to which is fixed the lateral hyothyroid ligament.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 9. The Hyoid Bone

  • To the medial border the hyothyroid membrane is attached, while the anterior half of the lateral border gives insertion to the Thyreohyoideus.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 9. The Hyoid Bone

  • The superior border is rounded, and gives attachment to the hyothyroid membrane and some aponeurotic fibers of the Genioglossus.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 9. The Hyoid Bone


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