Definitions

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  • n. One of the lower segments in the hyoid arch, often consolidated with the body of the hyoid bone and forming one of its great horns, as in humans.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the lower segments in the hyoid arch, often consolidated with the body of the hyoid bone and forming one of its great horns, as in man.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology and anatomy, a bone developed in the third postoral visceral arch of the embryo of higher vertebrates, corresponding to the first branchial arch of fishes and amphibians.

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Examples

  • The right, great cornu is shown extending backwards from the body of the Hyoid and terminating beneath the letters Ep.Fig. 40 -- Extracranial portion of hyoidean apparatus of Dog, front views sh, stylohyal; eh, epihyal; ch, ceratohyal (these three constitute the "anterior cornu"); bh, basihyal, or "body" of hyoid; th, thyrohyal, or "posterior cornu."

    The Common Frog

  • t., trabecular part of brain box. t.c., trabecula.th. h., thyrohyal.

    Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata

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