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Indian Journal of Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Determination of Sex from Morphometry of Hyoid Bone

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Author Details: K.D.V. Santhi Priya, D. Ranzeetha

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2394-2126

Print ISSN : 2394-2118

Article First Page : 157

Article End Page : 161


Assessment of human sex from skeletal remains plays a key role in anthropological and medico-legal studies. The present study was conducted to know the relationship of sex to size of hyoid bone. The study was done on 100 hyoid bones in different age groups obtained from medico-legal autopsies in Guntur Medical College, Guntur. All the studied parameters were greater in males than in females. The multi variant discriminate analysis of the studied 16 parameters is helpful to find out the sex of the person with much accuracy.

Key words: Hyoid bone, Cornu, Sex determination, Anthropometry