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epihyal

Stylohyoid ligament

In connection with the stylohyoideus muscle a ligamentous band, the stylohyoid ligament, may be described.

It is a fibrous cord, which is attached to the tip of the styloid process of the temporal and the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.

It frequently contains a little cartilage in its center, is often partially ossified(known as Eagle's Syndrome), and in many animals forms a distinct bone, the epihyal.

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