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

Lower sides of the hyoid bone

The lower ossicle [cornu majus] is somewhat shorter and broader than the upper [cornu minus], and is connected to no other bone than the side (G in figs. 1, 2) of the middle, wider ossicle of the hyoid bone, to which it is firmly attached by cartilage and cartilaginous ligament over a noteworthy breadth. The end of this bone (H in figs. 1 and 2) is joined [ligamentum thyrohyoideum laterale] to the superior process [cornu superius] of the laryngeal cartilage that looks like a shield [cartilago thyroidea] (A, B in figs. 3 and 4, ch. 38). We rightly call this lower ossicle or side, together with its mate on the other side, the lower side of the hyoid bone, suited for admitting and bringing forth a certain number of muscles. And these lower sides, along with the middle or greater ossicle [corpus], nicely make the figure u.



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