cryptozygous

[ krip-tuh-zahy-guh s ]
/ ˌkrɪp təˈzaɪ gəs /

adjective Craniometry.

having the skull broad and the face narrow.

Origin of cryptozygous

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

cryptozygous

[ krĭp′tō-zīgəs, krĭp-tŏzĭ-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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