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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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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.
-- A series of qualitative characters, especially the development of the zygomatics and rostrum, was used to assess four age groups of 288 specimens of Thomomys umbrinus from Sierra de Tlaxco, Mexico.
This results from the ease with which a wide open suture is distinguished, and from the readiness with which one notices the poor development of the rostrum and the convergence of the zygomatics (Fig.
The presence of very old females whose skulls resemble those of males in their highly developed maxillary crests, as well as expanded and bulky zygomatics, reinforces this idea because those females may be no longer reproductively active and, consequently, experience deposition of calcium in their skulls.
Inasmuch as the risorius muscles often (but not in sad human expression) are frequently cooperative with the zygomatics, old adages such as "sing with a pleasant expression," "breathe as though inhaling the fragrance of a rose," etc., clearly are meant to affect the shape of the resonance chamber.
The next two spectrographic images (Figures 3 and 4) demonstrate E[[flat].sub.3] on [a] in both the lowered and raised positions of the zygomatic musculature, respectively.
Although the overwhelming majority of cases revealed increased harmonic intensity in the raised zygomatic position, there were a few exceptions noted.
A 5 inch long mini titanium plate was adapted and fixed by passing it below the arch through lateral eye brow incision and brining it behind the zygomatic buttress to the front of maxilla.
Patient specific plate through custom made model using CT scan data and adopting a long mini plate pre operatively from the origin of zygomatic arch to the contralateral subnasal area for stabilizing facial outer frame is used for adequate stabilization of ZMC fractures.8 We used a new technique i.e.