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

combining form of Greek zygón yoke

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To zygo-
World English Dictionary
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]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

zygo- or zyg-

  1. Yoke; pair: zygodactyly.

  2. Union: zygosis.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature