Hyoid-bone Sentence Examples
Both as regards structure and habits, the leopard may be reckoned as one of the more typical representatives of the genus Felis, belonging to that section in which the hyoid bone is loosely connected with the skull, owing to imperfect ossification of its anterior arch, and the pupil of the eye when contracted under the influence of light is circular, not linear as in the smaller cats.
The esophagus and pharynx were then separated from the loose tissue of the retropharyngeal plane and the hyoid bone and neurovascular bundles removed.
The thyroglossal duct extends from the foramen caecum, in the floor of the mouth, to the hyoid bone.
The goal of this extremely complex procedure is to move the entire tongue muscle forward, and attach the hyoid bone to the jaw.
This is done to prevent airway collapse due to movement of the hyoid bone or obstruction due to a large or badly placed tongue base.