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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


a. cigomático-a, rel. al cigoto;
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___ eggóvulo ___.
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Similarly, it is possible that the position of the zygomatic musculature may contribute to the quality of a singer's sound.
Raising of the zygomatic area for singing need not provoke widening of the eyes, furrowing of the brow, dilating of the nostrils, wrinkling of the nose, or laughter, actions caused by other muscles, including the risorius, the smiling muscles.
Just putting your zygomatics into the shape of a smile, whether you feel happy or not, may be enough to release some endorphins.
Craniofacial features (broad face, nasal overgrowth, projecting zygomatics, blurred nasal sill, large teeth, and edge-to-edge bite) are characteristic of an individual of indigenous ancestry, and notably not of African origin (Bass 1995; Krogman and Iscan 1986; Rhine 1990).
Anatomical consistency was examined for glabella, nasal bone morphology, shape of the eye orbit, and zygomatic or cheek bone.
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.