Definition of lingual bone in US English:

lingual bone


  • 1Anatomy and Zoology the hyoid bone or (in early use) a segment of this; (also) a bone of the hyoid apparatus, especially in fishes or birds; (now rare).

  • 2Dentistry the bone forming part of the lingual aspect of the jaws.


Mid 18th century. After post-classical Latin os linguale.