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Hyoid bone (English)

Hyoid bone (English)

Anterior view of the neck region with the larynx and the trachea visible. The magnified illustration depicts the structure and bony landmarks of the hyoid bone. It consists of three parts: A rectangular body with two lesser and two greater horns protruding from it. The illustration below shows the in situ position of the hyoid bone, anterior to the epiglottis and superior to the thyroid cartilage of the larynx. The hyoid bone is connected to the thyroid cartilage via the thyrohyoid membrane. The stylohyoid ligament and stylohyoid muscle (not depicted) connect the hyoid bone to the styloid process of the temporal bone (not shown).
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