mylohyoid


mylohyoid
Relating to the molar teeth, or posterior portion of the lower jaw, and to the hyoid bone; denoting various structures. See nerve to m., muscle, region, sulcus. [G. myle, a mill, in pl. mylai, molar teeth]

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my·lo·hy·oid .mī-lō-'hī-.ȯid adj of, indicating, or adjoining the mylohyoid muscle

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n.
a muscle in the floor of the mouth, attached at one end to the mandible and at the other to the hyoid bone.

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my·lo·hy·oid (mi″lo-hiґoid) [Gr. mylai molar teeth + hyoid] pertaining to molar teeth and the hyoid bone.

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