zygo-


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zygo-

(word root)
1. double
Examples: zygodactyl
2. yoke, yoke-shaped
Examples: zygomorphic
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zygo-

or zyg-
pref.
1. Yoke; pair: zygodactyl.
2. Union: zygospore.

[New Latin, from Greek zugo-, from zugon, yoke; see yeug- in Indo-European roots.]
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zygo-

or before a vowel

zyg-

combining form
indicating a pair or a union: zygodactyl; zygospore.
[from Greek zugon yoke]
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zygo-

a combining form meaning “yoke,” “zygote”: zygomorphism. Also, esp. before a vowel,zyg-.
[comb. form of Greek zygón yoke]
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