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Stylohyoid muscle

Dr Son Do and Dr Vijay et al.

The stylohyoid muscle is one of the suprahyoid muscles of the neck. Its lower end divides allowing passage of the digastric tendon. Stylohyoid draws the hyoid bone backwards during swallowing. 


Anatomy: Head and neck

Anatomy: Head and neck

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rID: 13170
System: Head & Neck
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, refs, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Stylohyoid muscles

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