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Hyoid bone and framework of larynx

Hyoid bone, superior view

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Hyoid bone and framework of larynx
Hyoid bone, superior view
Two unusual features of ossification are seen in this specimen. The greater cornu on the right is not fused to the body, although the left one is joined in the normal manner. The lesser cornua are fused to their respective greater cornua.
1 . Greater horn
2 . Articulation between greater horn and body of hyoid bone
3 . Body hyoid bone
4 . Lesser horn