Transverse hyoid muscle - Musculus hyoideus transversus

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of the neck > Hyoid muscle > Transverse hyoid muscle



The transverse hyoid muscle arises from the ceratohyoid and meets its contralateral in an indistinct median raphe. It is a rather weak muscle and is absent in the dog, car and pig.

Text by Antoine Micheau, MD - Copyright IMAIOS
Veterinary Anatomy of Domestic Mammals: Textbook and Colour Atlas, Sixth Edition - Horst Erich König, Hans-Georg Liebich - Schattauer - ISBN-13: 978-3794528332


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