a combining form meaning “yoke,” “yoked,” “yoke-shaped,” used in the formation of compound words: zygomorphic.
Also especially before a vowel, zyg-.

Origin of zygo-

combining form of Greek zygón yoke1
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British Dictionary definitions for zygo-


before a vowel zyg-

combining form

indicating a pair or a unionzygodactyl; zygospore

Word Origin for zygo-

from Greek zugon yoke
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Medicine definitions for zygo-



Yoke; pair:zygodactyly.
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