Stylohyal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stylohyal (Anat) A segment in the hyoidean arch between the epihyal and tympanohyal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stylohyal In zoology and anatomy, one of the bones of the hyoidean arch, near the proximal extremity of that arch, being or representing an infrastapedial element. In some vertebrates below mammals it is a part or division of the columellar stapes; in mammals it is the first bone of the hyoidean arch outside of the ear; in man it is normally ankylosed with the temporal bone, constituting the styloid process of that bone, and is connected only by a ligament (the stylohyoid ligament: see epihyal) with the lesser cornu of the hyoid. See stylohyoid, and cuts under Petromyzon, skull, and hyoid.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Stylo-, + the Gr. letter

Usage

In literature:

A ceratohyal then is attached posteriorly to the hypohyal and a stylohyal ligament is attached to each ceratohyal posteriorly.
"Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks" by John A. White
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