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tympano- +‎ hyal


tympanohyal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to the tympanum and the hyoidean arch.


tympanohyal (plural tympanohyals)

  1. (anatomy) The proximal segment in the hyoidean arch, becoming a part of the styloid process of the temporal bone in the adult human.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for tympanohyal in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)