Zyg

zygo-

a combining form meaning “yoke,” “yoked,” “yoke-shaped,” used in the formation of compound words: zygomorphic.
Also, especially before a vowel, zyg-.


Origin:
combining form of Greek zygón yoke

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zygo- or (before a vowel) zyg-
 
combining form
indicating a pair or a union: zygodactyl; zygospore
 
[from Greek zugon yoke]
 
zyg- or (before a vowel) zyg-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek zugon yoke]

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zygo- or zyg-
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  1. Yoke; pair: zygodactyly.

  2. Union: zygosis.

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