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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 the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

zy′go·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.

zygomatic

(ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmætɪk; ˌzɪɡ-)
adj
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the zygoma
2. (Zoology) of or relating to the zygoma

zy•go•mat•ic

(ˌzaɪ gəˈmæt ɪk, ˌzɪg ə-)
adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the zygoma.
n.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.zygomatic - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheekzygomatic - the arch of bone beneath the eye that forms the prominence of the cheek
jugal point, jugale - the craniometric point at the union of the frontal and temporal processes of the zygomatic bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
arcus zygomaticus, zygoma, zygomatic arch - the slender arch formed by the temporal process of the cheekbone that bridges to the zygomatic process of the temporal bone
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
zygomatic process - a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
Adj.1.zygomatic - of or relating to the cheek region of the facezygomatic - of or relating to the cheek region of the face
Translations

zy·go·mat·ic

a. cigomático-a, rel. al cigoto;
___ archarco ___;
___ bonehueso ___;
___ eggóvulo ___.
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Cranial characters include (1) wide nasal apertures (African), (2) narrow nasal apertures (Caucasoid), (3) wide interorbital distances (African), (4) no nasal sill (African), (5) pointed nasal spine (Caucasoid), (6) palate wide and often rectangular (African), (7) palate narrow and triangular (Caucasoid), (8) curved suture between the zygomatic and maxilla (Caucasoid), (9) edge-to-edge incisal occlusion (Asian), (10) slight overbite (Caucasoid), (11) anterior projecting zygomatics (Asian), (12) flattened facial skeleton (Asian), (13) prognathous facial skeleton (African), (14) circular orbits (Asian), (15) rectangular orbits (African) and (16) shovel-shaped incisors (Asian), (17) lighter and relatively smaller facial bones (Caucasoid), and (18) rounded calvaria (Asian).
Just putting your zygomatics into the shape of a smile, whether you feel happy or not, may be enough to release some endorphins.
If Neolithic women suffered enough facial traumas to result in tooth loss in a quarter of the individuals studied, we would expect to see numerous traumatic injuries to the mandible, maxillae, nasals, zygomatics and adjacent bones.