Above the hyoid bone, denoting, among other things, a group of muscles.

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su·pra·hy·oid -'hī-.ȯid adj situated or occurring superior to the hyoid bone <\suprahyoid lymphadenectomy>

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su·pra·hy·oid (soo″prə-hiґoid) superior to the hyoid bone.

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  • suprahyoid — su·pra·hyoid …   English syllables

  • suprahyoid muscle — n any of several muscles (as the mylohyoid and geniohyoid) passing upward to the jaw and face from the hyoid bone …   Medical dictionary

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