Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 13 On the Bone Resembling the Greek Upsilon

Key to Figures and Characters set forth here

The first figure of the present chapter represents the anterior face of the bone [corpus ossis hyoidei] resembling the letter u [Greek upsilon], together with its lesser or more elevated sides [cornua minora] and the ossicles which are connected to them as far as the processes of the temporal bones that are shaped in the fashion of a stylus [processus styloideus].

The second figure shows the posterior region of the bone resembling a u, along with the more elevated ribs [cornua]: but for the moment we have not drawn those ossicles which extend to the processes that resemble a stylus and are drawn in the previous figure. 2

ABC 1 Larger and middle ossicle [corpus] of the hyoid bone, visible on its anterior side. A and B indicate the protuberant region of this surface. In between these characters appears the particular tubercle of this region, marked *. C indicates the transversely elongated depression discernible in the superior part of this middle ossicle.
D 2 Posterior side of the larger ossicle [corpus], depressed and concave.
E F 1 , 2 Lower sides [cornua majora] of the hyoid bone, which with the middle ossicle represent a figure like a u.
G 1 , 2 Joint of the lower side [cornu majus] with the broader and larger ossicle of the hyoid bone.
H 1 , 2 Apex of the lower side, which is attached to the process of the laryngeal cartilage that resembles a shield [cartilago thyroidea, cornu superius].
I K 1 , 2 Upper sides [cornua minora] of the hyoid bone, considerably thinner and more smoothly rounded than the lower ones.
LMN 1 Three ossicles, very often 3 joined to the upper sides [cornua minora]. Besides the fifth plate of the muscles at the letter L, several earlier illustrations of Book Two, Chapter Twelve 4 at A, B, C, and D further represent the hyoid bone.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 13 On the Bone Resembling the Greek Upsilon