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thyrohyoid (muscle)

 

Definition: infrahyoid (strap) muscle of anterior neck that appears to be a continuation of the sternothyroid; origin, oblique line of thyroid cartilage; insertion, body of hyoid bone; action, approximates hyoid bone to the larynx; nerve supply, upper cervical spinal nerves carried by hypoglossal.

Synonym(s): musculus thyrohyoideusTA

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