[joo-guh l]


of or relating to the cheek or the cheekbone.
Entomology. pertaining to, involving, or situated near the jugum.

Nearby words

  1. judy,
  2. jue,
  3. jug,
  4. jug band,
  5. jug wine,
  6. jugal bone,
  7. jugal furrow,
  8. jugale,
  9. jugate,
  10. jugendstil

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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British Dictionary definitions for jugal



of or relating to the zygomatic bone


Also called: jugal bone other names for zygomatic bone

Word Origin for jugal

C16: from Latin jugālis of a yoke, from jugum a yoke

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Medicine definitions for jugal




Connected like a yoke.
Relating to the zygomatic bone.

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