Joe Muscolino

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Anterior and right lateral views of the mylohyoid of the suprahyoid group. In the anterior view, the digastric (also of the suprahyoid group) has been ghosted in.

The Mylohyoid is a member of the Suprahyoid Group, which is composed of the:

  • Digastric
  • Mylohyoid
  • Geniohyoid
  • Stylohyoid



  • The mylohyoid attaches from the mandible to the hyoid bone.



  • Depresses of the mandible at the temporomandibular joints (TMJs).
  • Flexes the neck at the spinal joints.
  • Elevates the hyoid bone.


NOTE: The right and left mylohyoid muscles meet each other in the midline of the neck, forming a median fibrous raphe.