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Greater cornu

Other Terms: Cornu majus, Greater cornu, Greater horn of hyoid bone, Greater horn of hyoid, Cornu majus ossis hyoidei, Grande corne

Description

These horn-like projections angle dorsally from the lateral ends of the body. They are wider near their base with the body and become flatter posteriorly. The dorsal end of the greater cornu forms a rounded tubercle. Many muscles attach along the length of the greater cornu.

Etymology

The term cornu is Latin meaning horn. The early anatomists used this term to describe horn-like projections.

Latin

Cornu majus ossis hyoidei

French

Grande corne

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