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A Grammatical Dictionary of Botanical Latin

 
hyoid, shaped like the Greek upsilon in the lower case, U-shaped: hyoideus,-a,-um (adj.A); see horseshoe-shaped.

NOTE: the hyoid bone, or hyoid, derives from the Gk. word ‘hyoeidEs,’ which is shaped like the letter upsilon. Liddell and Scott represent that letter with the capital (Y-shaped) upsilon. Classically this adjective was used to indicate the hyoid bone “at the base of the tongue” (Liddell & Scott). The Hyoid bone in anatomy is “in man a U-shaped structure placed horizontally with the convexity forward” WIII). A “Y”-shaped figure, as in the Greek capital letter or upper case of upsilon, is better rendered ypsiloid (ypsiloideus,-a,-um (adj.A) or ypsiliform (ypsiliformis,-e (adj.B); see ypsiloid.

 

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