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The glossohyal, in fish anatomy, is the tongue[1] and hyoid bone.[2] It is the lingual plate, which is a dermal toothed bone that covers or fuses with the basihyal.[3] The glossohyal changes its proportions when the fish increases in size.[4]


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  2. ^ Mercksource
  3. ^ "Brian Coad - Glossohyal". Archived from the original on 2007-11-03. Retrieved 2007-11-17.
  4. ^ A Descriptive Study of Certain Tuna-like Fishes