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 (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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(ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmætɪk; ˌzɪɡ-)
1. (Anatomy) of or relating to the zygoma
2. (Zoology) of or relating to the zygoma
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(ˌzaɪ gəˈmæt ɪk, ˌzɪg ə-)
1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the zygoma.
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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
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a. cigomático-a, rel. al cigoto;
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