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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Peripheral Examination Cranium : [] Hemifacial microsomia [] Triangular Face Fingers : [] Hyperexrension [] Extra Ears : [] Aural Atresia [] Microtia Nose : [] Low Nasal Bridge [] Septum Deviation Lips : [] Insufficient Movement [] Open Mouth Eyes : [] Hypertelorism [] Narrow Palpebral Fissure Peripheral Examination N Cranium : [] Flat Zygomas [] Long Face [] Microcephaly [] Fingers : [] Syndactyl [] Cubic [] Long/Thin [] Ears : [] Flap Eared [] Big Ear [] Low Ear [] Nose : [] Tubular Nose [] Stenosis [] Wide Alar Wing [] Lips : [] Asymmetrical [] Lip Pits [] Long/Short Philtrum [] Eyes : [] Epicanthic Fold [] Cross Eye [] Up/Downslanting [] Explanation:
We detected the zygomatic nerves in the zygomas of all patients with the help of 3DCT scanning.
Among others, these include hypoplastic zygomas, downward sloping palpebral fissures, malformed pinnae, abnormalities of the external auditory canal (stenosis or atresia), maldevelopment of the ossicles, absence of middle ear and tympanic spaces, pharyngeal hypoplasia, deficient mandibular rami and a cleft palate.
The facial injuries among the 19 patients included 11 fractures of the maxilla (57.9%), 10 orbital blowouts (52.6%), 6 fractured zygomas (31.6%), and 4 fractures of the mandible (21.1%).
Among others, these include hypoplastic zygomas, downward sloping palpebral fissures, deficient mandibular rami and a cleft palate.
Fractures involving the zygomatic-complex are the second most common fractures of the facial bones, after nasal bone.1,2,3,4 The prominent convex shape of the zygoma makes it vulnerable to traumatic injury.