A group of bones comprised of hyoid body and two pairs of cornua (i.e. greater cornua and lesser cornua), and lies just below the tongue, above the thyroid cartilage [ http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Hyoid_apparatus ]

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Term information

latin term
apparatus hyobranchialis

axiom lost from external ontology

relationship loss: part_of hyolaryngeal complex (AAO:0000226)[AAO]

definition

A group of bones comprised of hyoid body and two pairs of cornua (i.e. greater cornua and lesser cornua), and lies just below the tongue, above the thyroid cartilage

external definition

Apparatus located in the floor of the mouth, under the mandibular arcade. The apparatus consists of a central corpus and four pairs of processes. This apparatus serves as the site of insertion for a variety of muscles associated with movements of the tongue and as the origin of the m. hyoglossus.[AAO]

has related synonym

hyobranchial apparatus

hyolingual system

apparatus hyoideus

apparatus hyobranchialis

id

UBERON:0010272

taxon notes

In most mammals, including humans, the hyoid apparatus is shaped like a horseshoe. However, in humans, some of the bones of the hyoid apparatus are fused into a single bone called os hyoideum. In other animals such as frogs, the hyoid apparatus has a hyoid body that is chiefly comprised of hyaline cartilage and two pairs of processes (i.e. alary process and the posteriolateral process).