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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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