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zygomatic

[zahy-guh-mat-ik, zig-uh-] /ˌzaɪ gəˈmæt ɪk, ˌzɪg ə-/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or situated near the zygoma.
noun
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; zygomat- (combining form of zygoma) + -ic
Related forms
prezygomatic, adjective
subzygomatic, adjective
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Examples from the web for zygomatic
  • Projecting from the lower part of the squama is a long, arched process, the zygomatic process.
  • The part of the squama which forms the fossa lies at first below the level of the zygomatic process.
  • Its base is formed by the lateral wall of the nasal cavity, and its apex extends into the zygomatic process.
  • Its lateral margin is serrated and articulates with the zygomatic bone.
British Dictionary definitions for zygomatic

zygomatic

/ˌzaɪɡəʊˈmætɪk; ˌzɪɡ-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the zygoma
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Word Origin and History for zygomatic
adj.

1709, from Latin zygomaticus, from Greek zygoma (see zygoma).

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zygomatic in Medicine

zygomatic zy·go·mat·ic (zī'gə-māt'ĭk, zĭg'ə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located in the area of the zygoma.

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