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cryptozygous

[krip-tuh-zahy-guh s] /ˌkrɪp təˈzaɪ gəs/
adjective, Craniometry.
1.
having the skull broad and the face narrow.
Origin of cryptozygous
1875-1880
1875-80; crypto- + zyg- (as in zygoma) + -ous
Related forms
cryptozygy, noun
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cryptozygous in Medicine

cryptozygous cryp·to·zy·gous (krĭp'tō-zī'gəs, krĭp-tŏz'ĭ-gəs)
adj.
Having a narrow face as compared with the width of the cranium, so that the zygomatic arches are not visible when the skull is viewed from above.

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