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zy·go·ma

 (zī-gō′mə, zĭ-)
n. pl. zy·go·ma·ta (-mə-tə) or zy·go·mas
1. The zygomatic bone.
2. The zygomatic arch.
3. The zygomatic process.

[New Latin zygōma, zygōmat-, from Greek zugōma, bolt, from zugoun, to join; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]

zy′go·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

zygoma

(zaɪˈɡəʊmə; zɪ-)
n, pl -mata (-mətə)
1. (Anatomy) another name for zygomatic arch
2. (Zoology) another name for zygomatic arch
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from zugon yoke]

zy•go•ma

(zaɪˈgoʊ mə, zɪ-)

n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə) -mas.
2. the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
[1675–85; < New Latin zygōma < Greek zýgōma bolt, bar =zygō-, variant s. of zygoûn to yoke (see zygo-) + -ma n. suffix of result]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zygoma - the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bonezygoma - the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
cheekbone, jugal bone, malar, malar bone, os zygomaticum, zygomatic, zygomatic bone - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
Translations

zy·go·ma

n. cigoma, zigoma, prominencia ósea que forma un arco en la unión del hueso malar y el temporal.
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Detailed examination and radiological investigations revealed comminuted fracture of Maxilla, Zygoma of Rt Side, fracture mandible body and angle on the left side, lacerated tongue and compressed fracture of C7 and T1.
Orbital apex syndrome associated with fractures of the zygoma and orbital floor.
Sinus shots can be done by injecting straight onto the zygoma on the periosteum if there has been a sinus perforation after dental surgery, again especially over Ah Shi points.
Pattern / type of maxillofacial fractures was diagnosed and classified as mandible fractures, dento-alveolar, Lefort I, Lefort II, Lefort III, Zygoma, Orbital fracture, Naso-ethmoid fracture and frontal bone fracture.
Infraorbital nerve injury associated with zygoma fractures: documentation with neurosensory testing.
Anterolaterally, the mass was causing destruction of the anterior root of the zygoma with extension into the premaxillary soft tissues.
1) To overcome these problems, different solutions were proposed over the years, such as use of short implants, tilted implants placed in the anterior maxilla, zygoma implants and maxillary sinus floor elevation and grafting procedures with autogenous bone or allografts, xenografts and alloplastic materials.
A thrust maneuver was then applied to the C5-C6 segment with the supportive hand resting on the zygoma of the participant.
7 cm well circumscribed cystic mass with a fat-fluid level within the subcutaneous tissues of the lateral margin of the right orbit overlying the right zygoma and extending into the superolateral orbit (Figure A).
Hypo-or hyperplasia of the maxilla, mandible, zygoma, and TM J has all been reported [1-4].
Mao, "Life-threatening oral haemorrhage of a pseudoaneurysm after raising of a fractured zygoma," British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol.