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jugal

[ joo-guhl ]
/ ˈdʒu gəl /
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adjective
of or relating to the cheek or the cheekbone.
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

OTHER WORDS FROM jugal

in·ter·ju·gal, adjectivesub·ju·gal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for jugal

jugal
/ (ˈdʒuːɡəl) /

adjective
of or relating to the zygomatic bone
noun
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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Medical definitions for jugal

jugal
[ jōōgəl ]

adj.
Connected like a yoke.
Relating to the zygomatic bone.
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