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[zahy-goh-muh, zi-] /zaɪˈgoʊ mə, zɪ-/
noun, plural zygomata
[zahy-goh-muh-tuh, zi-] /zaɪˈgoʊ mə tə, zɪ-/ (Show IPA).
the zygomatic process of the temporal bone.
Origin of zygoma
1675-85; < New Latin zygōma < Greek zýgōma bolt, bar, equivalent to zygō-, variant stem of zygoûn to yoke1 (see zygo-) + -ma noun suffix of result Unabridged
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/zaɪˈɡəʊmə; zɪ-/
noun (pl) -mata (-mətə)
another name for zygomatic arch
Word Origin
C17: via New Latin from Greek, from zugon yoke
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Word Origin and History for zygoma

plural zygomata, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek zygoma, from zygon "yoke" (see jugular).

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zygoma in Medicine

zygoma zy·go·ma (zī-gō'mə, zĭ-)

  1. See zygomatic arch.

  2. See zygomatic bone.

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