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Stylohyoid ligament

Other Terms: Ligamentum stylohyoideum, Ligament stylohyoïdien

Parts

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Group

Cranial ligaments

Description

This ligament arises as a fibrous remnant of the second branchial arch. It is a slender fibrous cord that connects the tip of the styloid process to the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.

Function

It helps suspend the hyoid bone.

Latin

Ligamentum stylohyoideum

French

Ligament stylohyoïdien

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