The stylohyoid muscle is one of the suprahyoid muscles of the neck. Its lower end divides allowing passage of the digastric tendon. Stylohyoid draws the hyoid bone backwards during swallowing.
- origin: styloid process of temporal bone
- insertion: hyoid bone
- action: retracts and elevate hyoid bone, elevates the tongue
- nerve supply: branch of the facial nerve (CN VII)