from The Century Dictionary.
- noun 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) 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.
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- noun anatomy One of the lower
segmentsin the hyoid arch, often consolidatedwith the body of the hyoid boneand forming one of its great horns, as in humans.
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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."
t., trabecular part of brain box. t.c., trabecula.th. h., thyrohyal.