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jugal

[joo-guh l]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to the cheek or the cheekbone.
  2. Entomology. pertaining to, involving, or situated near the jugum.
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Origin of jugal

1590–1600; < Latin jugālis, equivalent to jug(um) yoke1 + -ālis -al1
Related formsin·ter·ju·gal, adjectivesub·ju·gal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for jugal

Historical Examples

  • The jugal (fig. 11, 17) lies above the maxilla and overlaps it in front.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The jugal process meets also a down-growth from the postfrontal.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The lachrymal may either be united to the jugal or may be large and distinct.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • The jugal is large, and is not divided into two pieces as it is in the Ziphioids.

  • The outer row is formed of the prmaxilla, maxilla, jugal, and very often quadratojugal.


British Dictionary definitions for jugal

jugal

adjective
  1. of or relating to the zygomatic bone
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noun
  1. Also called: jugal bone other names for zygomatic bone
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin jugālis of a yoke, from jugum a yoke
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jugal in Medicine

jugal

(jōōgəl)
adj.
  1. Connected like a yoke.
  2. Relating to the zygomatic bone.
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