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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.


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


(ˌzaɪ gəˈmæt ɪk, ˌzɪg ə-)
1. of, pertaining to, or situated near the zygoma.
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 tall young man, with light hair, clear gray eyes, and thin and compressed lips, dressed in a blue coat with beautifully carved gold buttons, a white neckcloth, and a tortoiseshell eye-glass suspended by a silken thread, and which, by an effort of the superciliary and zygomatic muscles, he fixed in his eye, entered, with a half-official air, without smiling or speaking.
Turk incurred $17,005 in medical bills after sustaining several broken bones on the left side of his face and a left zygomatic arch fracture.
Breakages of the zygomatic arches and mandibles were more common in the ob/ob and db/db mice than in the wild type mice.
1-cm soft-tissue mass superficial to the temporalis muscle without lateral orbital wall or zygomatic bony erosion (not shown).
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Since it is defined as the most lateral point, or the highest point, of the zygomatic arch, the location of the zygion in relation to the other bony landmarks is highly variable, dependent on the bone structure of the individual in question.
He said: "We quietly fancied Zygomatic in the first, but he was kicked at the start and then we had to find another jockey for Lazy But Lively when Neil Hannity cried off with flu.
Site of fractures (mandibular, maxillary, zygomatic complex and dento-alveolar) were also recorded.
CASE: A 53-year-old male presented with a history of swelling and pain over right zygomatic and mastoid region of 7 days duration [Fig.
The greatest skull length condylo-basal length condylo-canine length zygomatic breadth interorbial constriction postorbital constriction maxillary toothrow length mandibular toothrow length posterior palatal width and anterior palatal width were measured following Bates et al.