Ceratohyoid muscle - Musculus ceratohyoideus

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General terms > Myology > Muscles of the neck > Hyoid muscle > Ceratohyoid muscle



The ceratohyoid muscle fills the triangle between thyro and ceratohyoids.

Origin: rostral margin of the thyrohyoid bone

Insertion: caudal margin of the ceratohyoid bone

Action: elevates the thyrohyoid and draws the larynx rostrodorsally


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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