zygoma

zygoma

[zahy-goh-muh, zi-]
noun, plural zygomata [zahy-goh-muh-tuh, zi-] . Anatomy.
2.
the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.

Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin zygōma < Greek zýgōma bolt, bar, equivalent to zygō-, variant stem of zygoûn to yoke (see zygo-) + -ma noun suffix of result

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zygoma (zaɪˈɡəʊmə, zɪ-)
 
n , pl -mata
another name for zygomatic arch
 
[C17: via New Latin from Greek, from zugon yoke]

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zygoma zy·go·ma (zī-gō'mə, zĭ-)
n.

  1. See zygomatic arch.

  2. See zygomatic bone.

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