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[krip-tuh-zahy-guh s]
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adjective Craniometry.
  1. having the skull broad and the face narrow.
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Origin of cryptozygous

1875–80; crypto- + zyg- (as in zygoma) + -ous
Related formscryp·to·zy·gy, noun
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cryptozygous in Medicine


(krĭp′tō-zīgəs, krĭp-tŏzĭ-gəs)
  1. 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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