Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to, or in the region of, the lower jaw and the hyoid apparatus.
  • n. A flat triangular muscle running from the mandible to the hyoid bone, forming the floor of the oral cavity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or in the region of, the lower jaw and the hyoid apparatus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the molar teeth and to the hyoid bone.
  • n. The mylohyoideus, or the mylohyoid muscle, which extends between the mylohyoid ridge on the under jaw-bone and the hyoid bone, forming much of the muscular floor of the mouth.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek the molar teeth + English hyoid.

Examples

  • The pterygomandibular raphé (pterygomandibular ligament) is a tendinous band of the buccopharyngeal fascia, attached by one extremity to the hamulus of the medial pterygoid plate, and by the other to the posterior end of the mylohyoid line of the mandible.

    IV. Myology. 4d. The Muscles of the Mouth

  • The mylohyoid nerve (n. mylohyoideus) is derived from the inferior alveolar just before it enters the mandibular foramen.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve

  • The branches of the inferior alveolar nerve are the mylohyoid, dental, incisive, and mental.

    IX. Neurology. 5e. The Trigeminal Nerve

  • It arises from the lower third of the posterior margin of the medial pterygoid plate and its hamulus, from the pterygomandibular raphé, from the alveolar process of the mandible above the posterior end of the mylohyoid line, and by a few fibers from the side of the tongue.

    XI. Splanchnology. 2c. The Pharynx

  • It arises from the whole length of the mylohyoid line of the mandible, extending from the symphysis in front to the last molar tooth behind.

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

  • —The Mylohyoideus and anterior belly of the Digastricus are supplied by the mylohyoid branch of the inferior alveolar; the Stylohyoideus and posterior belly of the Digastricus, by the facial; the Geniohyoideus, by the hypoglossal.

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

  • The anterior part contains the submaxillary gland, superficial to which is the anterior facial vein, while imbedded in the gland is the external maxillary artery and its glandular branches; beneath the gland, on the surface of the Mylohyoideus, are the submental artery and the mylohyoid artery and nerve.

    VI. The Arteries. 3a. 3. The Triangles of the Neck

  • As the inferior alveolar artery enters the foramen, it gives off a mylohyoid branch which runs in the mylohyoid groove, and ramifies on the under surface of the Mylohyoideus.

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

  • It supplies the surrounding muscles, and anastomoses with the sublingual artery and with the mylohyoid branch of the inferior alveolar; at the symphysis menti it turns upward over the border of the mandible and divides into a superficial and a deep branch.

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

  • The mandibular canal, after the second dentition, is situated just above the level of the mylohyoid line; and the mental foramen occupies the position usual to it in the adult.

    II. Osteology. 5b. 8. The Mandible (Lower Jaw)

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